The date for ICD-10 implementation is Oct. 1, and practices should be working now to make sure they are ready for the compliance deadline. To help members with the transition, ACP is offering several resources at discounted rates for ACP members:
- Turbocoder is a downloadable code book that allows you to easily search for codes and also allows you to compare ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes.
- The Web-based Clinical Documentation Training from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) helps train physicians in the documentation that is needed to correctly support the new, more specific codes.
- Ready10 is a project management system that acts as a “virtual consultant” to guide practices through a step-by-step transition.
- ICD-10 Documentation Training for Physicians, from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), is a series of specialty specific videos that teach documentation requirements at the physician level.
These resources are all available on the ICD-10 Resources page of the ACP website. For more information about the ICD-10 and information about other regulatory programs, please visit ACP's Physician & Practice Timeline.
In related news, ACP recently joined other health care organizations in calling for more extensive contingency plans during the ICD-10 transition. More information is available online.