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Oct. 1, 2015, is the official compliance date for ICD-10. End-to-end testing opportunities are planned for late in 2014 and again in 2015. Testing dates and limited registration opportunities for comprehensive testing will be announced at a later time. End-to-end testing means practices can submit test claims and receive a remittance advice back. Front-end testing (where practices can send test claims and receive a simple acknowledgment of receipt back) is available anytime until the compliance date. ACP strongly urges practices to continue work toward implementation by the Oct. 1, 2015, compliance deadline.

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.

Internal Medicine Meeting Early Registration Discount

Internal Medicine Meeting Early Registration Discount

Register early for Internal Medicine Meeting 2015 in Boston, MA to lock in the lowest possible rate. Learn more or register now!

Are You Using ACP Smart Medicine®?

Are You Using ACP Smart Medicine?

This online clinical decision support tool is a FREE benefit of ACP membership delivering point-of-care access to evidence-based recommendations. Includes more than 500 modules, images and reference tables. Start now or watch the video tour.