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.”
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.
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 The ICD-9 –CM has been in use in the United States for more than 30 years since its birth in 1979 and now has outdated terms, it limit the number of new codes to be created, and is inconsistent with current medical practice.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.