ICD-10 Implementation

The American Medical Association (AMA) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a joint effort to train providers for the October 1, 2015 implementation of ICD-10 via press release, July 6, 2015.

AAPC can help your practice transition to ICD-10 before the mandated Oct 1, 2015 implementation date. Read More

ICD-10 Training

There's more to ICD-10 than just learning a new code set and upgrading your software. The transition will affect every aspect of your practice.

ICD-10 Services

AAPC offers custom ICD-10 services to ensure a smooth, manageable transition to ICD-10. Contact us today to speak with one of our ICD-10 specialist.

ICD-10 Books

AAPC's ICD-10 code books and manual have been created to give you the same look and feel of ICD-9-CM code books so that using them feels easy and familiar.

ICD-10 News

  • "Families" of Diagnoses — By Jeanne Yoder, RHIA, CPC, CPC-I, CCS-P What is a diagnosis ‘family?’ More than one coder was wondering this when they saw, posted at http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coding/ICD10/Downloads/ICD-10-guidance.pdf: Q2. Read More
  • Watch Ten CMS Facts About ICD-10 — With ICD-10 quickly approaching, now is the time to clear up misconceptions. There are many myths about ICD-10, so the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Read More
  • ICD-10 White Paper Helps Transition — AAPC's ICD-10 White Paper, "ICD-10: The History,  Impact, and  Keys to Success," is now available at no cost for members and non-members staring down the Read More

ICD-10 Implementation (Cont.)

A New Deadline Approaches

On July 31, 2014, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) issued a rule finalizing October 1, 2015 as the compliance date for healthcare providers, healthcare providers, health plans, and healthcare clearinghouses to implement ICD-10-CM. Although previous deadlines were moved HHS has dubbed further ICD-10 delays a myth, and announced “no plans to extend the compliance date for implementation of ICD-10-CM/PCS; therefore, covered entities should plan to complete the steps required to implement ICD-10-CM/PCS on October 1, 2015”.

Implementation is inevitable

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has mandated the replacement of the ICD-9-CM code sets used by medical coders and billers to report healthcare diagnoses and procedures with ICD-10 codes, effective Oct. 1, 2015. ICD-10 implementation will radically change the way coding is done and will require a significant effort to implement. The time for ICD-10 implementation training is now, and through AAPC, thousands of organizations and individuals have become ICD-10 Implementation Ready.

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