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CMS has created 4 new podcasts from the audio of the Wed Jan 12 national provider call on “Preparing for ICD-10 Implementation in 2011.”

  • Welcome and ICD-10 Overview – Pat Brooks, CMS
  • Implementation Strategies for 2011 – Sue Bowman, AHIMA
  • Question and Answer Session, part 1
  • Question and Answer Session, part 2

The above podcasts are now available at http://www.CMS.gov/ICD10/Tel10/itemdetail.asp?itemID=CMS1242831  in the “Downloads” section at the bottom of the page. The above podcasts are perfect for the office, the car, or anywhere you carry a portable media player.

The http://www.cms.gov/icd10/  (CMS website) is a valuable resource to help you prepare for the healthcare industry’s change from ICD-9 to ICD-10 for medical diagnosis and inpatient procedure coding. Please check the above website frequently for the latest news, resources, compliance timelines, and teleconference information.

Transitioning to ICD-10

About ICD-10
Effective October 1, 2013, ICD-10 (International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition) will replace ICD-9 (9th Edition) in the United States. The ICD-9 –CM has been in use in the United States for more than 30 years since its birth in 1979 and now has outdated terms, it limit the number of new codes to be created, and is inconsistent with current medical practice. The original intent was to update the system every 10 years. However, these updates never occurred and a major revision is over due.  
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ICD-10 and Version 5010 Timetable

ICD-10 and Version 5010 Timetable

Anticipated benefits of ICD-10-CM and ICD-10- PCS

ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Code Structures

ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Code Structures

Table 2: ICD-9-CM Procedure vs. ICD-10-PCS Format

Table 2: ICD-9-CM Procedure vs. ICD-10-PCS Format

CMS Updates

Visit http://www.cms.gov/ICD10 and Version 5010 resources from CMS


  • Learn about the structure, organization, and unique features of ICD-10-CM (all provider types) and ICD-10-PCS (inpatient hospital claims only)
  • Learn about the impact of Version 5010 standards
  • Organizations and facilities need to plan effectively for the implementation of ICD-10
  • Identify areas that maybe impacted
  • – Patient Access
    – Software Systems
    – Patient Financial Services
    – Finance / Reimbursement
    – Compliance
    – Other departments/areas who uses ICD-9-CM
  • Review and refresh knowledge of medical terminology as needed
  • Plan to provide intensive coder training 6 -9 months prior to implementation
  • Visit http://www.cms.gov/ICD10 and Version 5010 resources from CMS