The references and links below may not have been edited to include the proposed implementation date change.
The Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) published a final ruling in early August 2014, confirming an Oct. 1, 2015, mandated transition to ICD-10.
ICD-9 codes will be replaced with ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes (used on all claims) and ICD-10-PCS procedure codes (used for inpatient facility claims only). This change does not affect Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) coding for outpatient procedures. This information is only a general summary and is not intended to take the place of the written law or regulation. You are encouraged to review the specific statutes and regulations.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has provider resources that you may use throughout the entire initiative. The Provider Resources page on the CMS website includes a number of implementation tools that support the transition to ICD-10, such as implementation handbooks designed specifically for the following audiences:
For small and medium provider practices, visit the CMS "Road to 10" website, which will help you learn about and plan for the ICD-10 transition:
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) collaborated with leading health care payers, providers, health information technology vendors and financial institutions to create the HIMSS ICD-10 Playbook . It is intended to be used as a reference for developing a project plan.
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