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ICD-10

The deadline for ICD-10 is now October 1, 2015. On April 1, 2014, President Obama signed the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (HR 4302), which among other things, extended the deadline for ICD-10 by one year. In addition, on May 1, 2014, CMS announced that, accordingly, October 1, 2015, will be the new compliance date that will require the use of ICD-10. Furthermore, all HIPAA covered entities must continue to use ICD-9 through September 30, 2015. Further delays are not expected so it is important to take advantage of this opportunity to understand and implement ICD-10. As we get more information about how this will play out, we will post it here.

In an effort to help member practices transition as smoothly as possible, ACP partnered with ICD-10 content developers to make the following resources available at discounted rates for ACP members:

Ready10 - This one-stop solution for your practice has everything you need to get started and make your transition easier. View a short demo. Order Ready10.

ICD-10 Documentation Training for Physicians - This video course (2-3 hrs) developed by AAPC teaches ICD-10-CM documentation requirements at the physician level. Order ICD-10 Documentation Training for Physicians.

ICD-10 Books - Reviewed and recommended by ACP (member discount available). Order ICD-10 Books

Road to 10: CMS has released this free online implementation tool to help small medical practices jumpstart their ICD-10 transition, including specialty-specific codes and a customizable action plan for your practice.

Commonly Used ICD-10-CM Codes: NEW! This list of commonly used diagnoses can be printed out and used in your practice.

FAQs: "I don't always know the diagnosis until testing has been completed. Will unspecified codes be denied?" This and other questions are answered on the FAQs page.

Understanding ICD-10

Resources for the what, why, and how of using ICD-10 code sets.

Implementing ICD-10-CM

Tools and resources to help implement ICD-10-CM in practice.

Small to Medium Practices

Large Practices

ICD-10-CM Training

Where to find high-quality, low or no-cost training for clinicians and staff.

  • ICD-10 Coding Basics - This free video from CMS provides a basic introduction to ICD-10 coding, including comparing ICD10 to ICD9, structure, how to use the new system, and examples. (26 minutes).
  • ICD-10-CM Overview – This brief 5-minute video, which is part of the Coding 101, explains the origin and structure of the ICD-10-CM codes.
  • Documentation Concepts for IM/FP - This free video provides training focused on unique aspects of ICD-10 for internal medicine and family practice. Examples include the documentation requirements for several common conditions, documentation changes and new concepts, and the use of “unspecified” codes in ICD-10 (45 minutes)
  • CMS Podcasts - CMS participates in the ICD-10 Monitor’s Talk Ten Tuesday podcasts
  • Medscape CME Modules - "CMS, through Medscape Education, developed these two ICD-10 video lectures and an expert article providing practical guidance for the ICD-10 transition."

There are many organizations that offer training in a wide variety of formats for a wide variety of prices. The following organizations offer high quality training for reasonable prices.

ICD-10 Resources by Source

The following entities provide excellent ICD-10-CM and PCS coding resources, some of which is included above, for all types of organizations and all types of personnel, much of which is available for free and some for a fee.

Earn CME Credits

Earn CME Credits through attending live meetings, working online, or watching course recordings on your own schedule.

ACP JournalWise

Reviews of the World's Top Medical Journals - FREE to ACP Members!
New CME Option: Internal Medicine 2014 Recordings
ACP JournalWiseSM is mobile optimized with optional email alerts! Get access to reviews from over 120 of the world's top medical journals alerting you to the highest quality, most clinically relevant new articles based on your preferred areas of specialty. ACP Members register your FREE account now!

New CME Option: Internal Medicine 2014 Recordings

New CME Package
New CME Option: Internal Medicine 2014 Recordings
Includes 75 of the most popular sessions in internal medicine and the subspecialties. Stream the sessions, answer brief quizzes and earn CME credit. See details.