Monday, September 28, 2015

Two days to ICD-10, CMS/AMA resources available

ICD-10 Coding and Clinical Documentation Resources

As with ICD-9, ample resources are available to assist you with coding and clinical documentation for ICD-10.
Official government coding guidelines cover:
CMS offers documentation and coding basics for clinicians in the Road to 10 Clinical Concepts Series with tailored guidance for:
Free lists of codes and ICD-9/ICD-10 mappings are available from CMS as well as vendors and trade associations, for example:
Several free and low-cost smartphone apps are available, and is a mobile-friendly website.
Many electronic health record (EHR) products and practice management systems prompt users for required documentation and feature computer-assisted coding.
Some system vendors and clearinghouses offer training to customers and potential customers.
Some health care trade associations and medical societies provide coding resources at no or little cost to their members, with premium costs sometimes charged to nonmembers.
Membership is not required to submit coding questions to the American Hospital Association’s or view AHA’s free webinars (registration is required). When contacting the Coding Clinic Advisor for free assistance, include documentation and specify whether your question refers to a specific setting like a skilled nursing facility or home health services. Please note that the Coding Clinic Advisor will not respond to inquiries that include personal health information (PHI) or the names of providers or health care facilities. Please see the Coding Clinic Advisor FAQs for more, including a list of topics that are out of scope for this service.
Remember: The process for looking up an ICD-10 code—whether in a book or in an electronic product—remains essentially the same as the process for looking up an ICD-9 code.
Keep Up to Date on ICD-10
Visit the CMS 
ICD-10 website and for the latest news and resources to help you prepare, including the ICD-10 Quick Start Guide. Sign up for CMS ICD-10 Email Updates and follow us on Twitter.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Road to 10: The Small Physician Practice's Route to ICD-10 made easier

Road to 10: The Small Physician Practice's Route to ICD-10

Remember October 1, 2015 is the ICD-10 Compliance Date.
The AMA and CMS has created a great site to help us transition from ICD-9 TO ICD-10.

Common Codes for Your Specialty
Primer for Clinical Documentation
Clinical Scenarios
Training and Education Resources