Monday, August 31, 2009
October 1, 2013 is the deadline for implementation of the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition, Clinical Modification/Procedure Coding System (ICD-10-CM/PCS). CMS has published a fact sheet which has a number of recommendations for implementation which, big surprise, includes education and training. The fact sheet also lists website resources. FYI, a number of countries have already implemented ICD-10 coding (Britain, Australia, France, Germany, and Canada). Click here to access a free version of ICD-10-CM index, tabular, and GEMS files courtesy of the CDC (and your taxes). Click here to access the HHS Final Rule.