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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.

July 6, 2015 Update: CMS has announced contingency plans for the transition to ICD-10. The October 1 deadline still stands but CMS will allow some flexibility in billing, quality reporting, and hardship.

For more information see ACP's press release and this CMS guidance and clarification.

July 31, 2015 Update: CMS releases Clarifying Questions and Answers Related to the July 6, 2015 CMS/AMA Joint Announcement and Guidance Regarding ICD-10 Flexibilities.

ICD-10 Ombudsman - For questions or problems related to ICD-10-CM transition, contact the CMS Ombudsman.

Tips to Get Ready for ICD-10

ACP has prepared detailed tips to help you make the transition to ICD-10 on October 1, 2015. Follow step-by-step on how to prep through September and October.

Read ACP's Tips for ICD-10

Discounted Resources for ACP Members

ACP has partnered with a few other organizations to offer these discounted ICD-10 resources:

TurboCoder: Digital book.

AHIMA’s Clinical Documentation Training: Interactive, online, and self-paced training.

Ready10: Virtual consultant.

ICD-10 Documentation Training for Physicians: Video series.

Get more information on these resources here.

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.

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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