ICD-10 Less Than One Year Out: CMS Helps Industry Prepare

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The ICD-10 compliance date is less than a year away! The October 1, 2014, transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 codes will affect all entities covered by the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA). It’s important for health care providers, health plans, clearinghouses, hospitals, payers and vendors to prepare for the transition now.

As part of on-going efforts to help industry prepare, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released new educational resources to help providers with each phase of the ICD-10 implementation process. All entities covered by HIPAA are required to make the transition, not just those who submit Medicare or Medicaid claims. For additional information and links to resources, please visit the CMS ICD-10 website.

**Continuing Education: Medscape Modules**
Continuing medical education (CME) and continuing education (CE) credits are available to nurses who complete ICD-10: ICD-10: A Roadmap for Small Clinical Practices and ICD-10: Small Practice Guide to a Smooth Transition, two free Medscape Education Modules that provide guidance to small practices making the transition to ICD-10.