ICD-10 Watch: “Insight into AAPC code translator tool”
This brief article reviews the AAPC’s ICD-10 code translator tool, which launched in October 2009. The tool is great to use with physicians to help them determine which codes to migrate from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM. The GEMs also help take the chore out of looking up multiple variables until you become more familiar with the new code system. Keep in mind, the article says, to check the new guidelines whenever mapping any codes.