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March ICD-10 webinar now available on demand 

For the March 18 webinar, we went back to the basics -- the ICD-10 book, mapping the codes and the provider documentation conversation. We scrutinized the ICD-9 to ICD-10 code comparisons, uncovered the necessary documentation clues using specific examples, and provided tips and tricks for effective communication with your providers.

Click here to access the on-demand webinar. Click here to download the accompanying slides. Interested in more ICD-10 webinars? Access the full series at www.cms.org/icd-10/archived-webinars.

Reminder from Novitas:
Start using the new CMS-1500 (02-12) claim form today

Effective April 1, 2014, Medicare is no longer accepting paper claims on the old CMS 1500 claim form with a date of 08-05 in the lower righthand corner. The new form has a date of 02-12. Qualifiers to identify an ordering, referring or supervising role should be entered to the left of the dotted vertical line on item 17. Additional information regarding this initiative can be found in the CMS Medicare Learning Network (MLN) Matters: MM8509; and in a published article by the National Uniform Claim Committee (NUCC), which gives a quick list of updates and claim form order information.

Free online resources available

Everyone likes resources to help make your ICD-10 transition easier, particularly when they're free!

  • The "Road to 10" resource from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), gives you an overview of ICD-10 allows you to explore specialty references and build a personal action plan. Go to www.roadto10.org.
  • The AAPC ICD-10 code online translator tool allows you to compare ICD-9 to ICD-10 codes. Go to www.aapc.com/icd-10/codes.
  • The AAPC ICD-10 reference guides can be downloaded and make great desk references for your specialty practice. Go to www.aapc.com/ICD-10/icd-10-reference-guides.aspx.
  • Quick References from CMS provide additional information that may be relevant to your practice including the 2014 ICD-10 Index to Diseases and Injuries and the 2014 ICD-10 Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries, and the CMS - 2014 ICD-10 GEMS. These resources are intended to supplement the information presented within your action plan. Go to www.roadto10.org/?page_id=69.