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Oct. 1, 2015, is the compliance deadline for ICD-10 implementation. ACP strongly urges practices to continue work toward implementation by October 1, 2015. Claims testing is one of the most critical ways by which practices can prepare. End-to-end testing allows practices to submit test claims and receive a remittance advice back from the payer(s). Ideally, all practices should conduct end-to-end testing with all payers well before the deadline. Front-end testing (where practices can send test claims and receive a simple acknowledgment of receipt back) is available with CMS at any time until the compliance date. End-to-end testing weeks will occur in January, April, and June. All testing should be scheduled through your MAC.

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:

TurboCoder: Discounted prices for ACP members. TurboCoder is a downloadable coding resource that looks and feels like the code books with which you are familiar, but on your laptop. It quickly and easily searches words or codes in either ICD-9 or ICD-10 and seamlessly crosswalks back and forth as needed. This off-line tool allows you to code in the ICD-9-CM and immediately view the potential equivalent ICD-10-CM code(s) and vice versa. (Available only for Windows at this time.) Order TurboCoder (ACP Members). Order TurboCoder (Non-members).

AHIMA’s Clinical Documentation Training: Discounted prices for ACP members. This interactive, online, and self-paced training addresses the documentation needed by clinicians to support ICD-10 CM/PCS coding specificity. Written by physicians, coding and documentation improvement (CDI) specialists, and medical coding experts, this web-based program provides relevant and targeted clinical documentation training and support for physicians, clinicians, and physician practices. Order AHIMA’s Clinical Documentation Training.
Use code ACP-MEM00HFGDI3.

Ready10: Discounted prices for ACP members. Ready10 is a project management software system which guides users step-by-step through learning, planning, organizing, implementing, and analyzing the ICD-10 transition. It works as a task driven "virtual consultant" and includes tools such as budgets, code conversion software, organization surveys, and impact assessments needed for a successful transition. View a short demo. Order Ready10.

ICD-10 Documentation Training for Physicians: The American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) designed these videos (3 hours total) to teach the ICD-10-CM documentation requirements to physicians. Conditions for 21 different specialties are addressed with emphasis on documentation and coding requirements to maximize reimbursement. The videos include case examples for top clinical conditions. Discounted to members. CME is available. 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: This list of commonly used diagnoses can be printed out and used in your practice. Laminated versions are available at Internal Medicine and chapter meetings.

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

ICD-10-CM Training

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

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.

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