On March 31, 2014, Congress voted to delay ICD-10 implementation one year, to Oct. 1, 2015. The OSMA strongly encourages members and their staff to use the additional time wisely and continue with your education, training, testing and implementation plan.
To support your practice with ICD-10 implementation, the Ohio State Medical Association (OSMA) has created this resource for physician information, recommendations, tips, guidelines, timelines, training and much more. A good use of this extra time would be in brushing up on coder competency with anatomy (see training modules below) and physician documentation (see OSMA on demand education).
IMPLEMENTATION TIP: Talk with your vendors!
Talk with your system vendors to be sure that you can count on them to have fully functional, compliant products and services ready in plenty of time to allow for thorough ICD-10 testing. This will help you avoid potential reimbursement issues and interruptions to workflow.
Things to consider discussing with your vendors:
- System upgrades/replacements needed to accommodate ICD-10
- What costs are involved and whether upgrades will be covered by existing contracts
- When upgrades or new systems will be available for testing and implementation
- What customer support and training will they provide
- How their products and services will accommodate both ICD-9 and ICD-10 as you work with claims for services provided both before and after the transition deadline
Have an ICD-10 tip to share or question? Email Jean Stevens email@example.com.
Basic Information and Tips
- ICD-10 Transition – An Introduction
- FAQ’s: ICD-10 Transition Basics
- AHIMA ICD-10-CM/PCS Implementation toolkit
- ICD-10 Basics for Medical Practices
Implementation Timelines, Guides and Related Tools
These documents/guidelines will help you with a roadmap to follow during the transition:
- ICD-10 Implementation Timeline for Large Providers
- ICD-10 Implementation Timeline for Small/Medium Providers
- ICD-10 Implementation Guide for Large Providers
- ICD-10 Implementation Guide for Small/Medium Providers
- Wedi ICD-10 Road Map Tool Kit
- Wedi Large Provider Testing
Education and Training
ICD-10 TRAINING AT YOUR LOCATION OR OURS
An education and training plan is essential for successful ICD-10 implementation. Role-based training using various educational methods will have a major impact on effectiveness. For details on all the OSMA ICD-10 education classes and products, please view the live and on demand ICD-10 education offerings at www.osma.org (education tab).
ICD-10 Anatomy and Physiology Modules
The OSMA has partnered with the Ohio Health Information Management Association (OHIMA) to provide OSMA members and their staff with discounted access to online anatomy and physiology (A&P) modules. Accurate ICD-10 coding requires a level of competency in knowing the anatomy, physiology and disease process related to the different body systems. These modules will be particularly helpful for staff who have responsibility coding ICD-10 but may benefit from a refresher on any particular body systems. Click here for more details, visit the OHIMA website or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Testing for ICD-10 will require the steps necessary to determine if your systems can correctly transmit and receive diagnosis codes. This process will help ensure reimbursement will not be delayed with implementation of the new code set.
New articles about testing with payers (12.20.2013)
- CMS does mandate ICD-10 testing in 2014
- Guest Post: Your checklist for ICD-10 end-to-end testing
- Preparing and Implementing a Comprehensive ICD-10 Testing Strategy
- Wedi Pilot
- CMS End-to-End Testing
Communication and News
Are you ready to transition to ICD-10 on October 1, 2014?
Are you ready for transition to ICD-10 on Oct. 1, 2014? Aug. 30, 2013 MLN Connects™ video
- Sign up for the CMS ICD-10 email updates
- AHIMA ICD-10 E-newsletters
- Preparing for ICD-10 – June 30, 2013
- Preparing for ICD-10-CM in Physician Practices
- MGMA Supports ICD-10 Testing With Outside Organizations - July 24, 2013
- AHIMA ICD-10 Misperceptions, Misinformation, and Misrepresentations - June 20, 201
- Are you ready for transition to ICD-10 on Oct. 1, 2014? Aug. 30, 2013 MLN Connects video
- CMS-1500 Claim Form Updates: Medicare to Accept Revised Form Starting January 2014 - Oct. 24, 2014
Useful Links/ICD-10 in Other Related Industries
- American Health Information Association
- American Hospital Association
- American Medical Billing Association
- HIMSS ICD-10 Playbook
- AAPC Code Translator
- CMS ICD-10
- Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) ICD-10
- Ohio Medicaid ICD-10
- 2014 ICD-10-PCS root operation tables and resources
Private Payer Links
- Aetna ICD-10 FAQ
- Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield ICD-10 Updates
- Cigna ICD-10 Compliance
- Humana - prepare now for ICD-10 transition
- United Healthcare ICD-10