Are You Prepared for the Transition to ICD-10?

Coding Corner

The information provided here applies to Medicare coding. Be sure to check with your Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) for additional information and clarification on these and other items. You should also contact your local insurance carriers to determine if private insurers follow Medicare's lead on all coding matters.

Are you Prepared for the Transition to ICD-10? February 2015
The ICD-10 compliance date of October 1, 2015 is quickly approaching.       To assist in the transition to ICD-10 code sets, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released Road to 10.  The online resource is a no-cost tool to help you get an overview of ICD-10, explore specialty references including internal medicine-specific information, and build an action plan to help in the successful transition to the ICD-10 code sets.  ICD-10 will affect diagnosis and inpatient procedure coding for everyone covered by the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA), not just those who submit Medicare and Medicaid claims.  You can learn more at

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