On October 1, 2015, the long-anticipated ICD-10-CM code sets replaced ICD-9-CM to report diagnoses and inpatient procedures. The transition affects all entities and providers covered by the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA). This transition may be challenging for providers, not the least because ICD codes are recorded on so many types of health records and are a key component in reimbursement, quality, utilization review, and other data management activities.
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The 2018 ICD-10-CM codes are to be used for discharges occurring from October 1,
2017 through September 30, 2018 and for patient encounters occurring from
October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018.
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Introduction to ICD-10
ICD-10 Webpage at CMS.gov
Includes news, email updates, and downloadable files of the codes.
Provider Resources for ICD-10
Includes info on the ICD-10 transition, including an introduction, implementation guides, timelines, checklists, and webinars.
Road to 10: The Small Physician Practice's Route to ICD-10
Includes info created with input from small-practice providers, including specialty references and a tool for building ICD-10 action plans tailored to small-practice needs. If you're a visual learner, also take advantage of the Road to 10 YouTube video.
Cypher is an affordable cloud-based tool that enables physical therapy providers, coders and administrators to rapidly identify the most specific ICD-10 codes for timely accurate billing. APTA members receive 15% off a clinical documentation tool that quickly, easily, and accurately determines ICD-10 codes.
OPTUM 360: 2018 ICD-10-CM Fast Finder® for Physical Therapy
The Fast Finder® for Physical Therapy features a quick reference sheet with approximately 300 of the most commonly reported codes and descriptions to boost the speed and accuracy of coding.
Property and Casualty ICD-10 State Readiness Resource Center (wedi.org)
The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange has info on the status of ICD-10 adoption for insurers such as workers' compensation and auto insurers, which are not subject to HIPAA and not required to adopt ICD-10.