The clock is ticking on the time hospitals, practices and other health care organizations have to prepare for ICD-10 conversion. You now have less than a year to get yourself, your practice and your employees educated on new codes and procedures.
We’ll be looking at ICD-10 conversion a lot in the coming months. For now, here are 10 great resources for ICD-10 conversion information.
- World Health Organization: ICD stands for “International Classification of Diseases,” and so the international organization WHO manages the changes. Start here to get a broad overview of the changes.
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: CMS provides information about ICD-10 in the U.S. market. You can sign up for industry updates at this website and follow the organization on Twitter as well.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: If you’re looking for clinical modifications for ICD-10, check with the CDC. It's website dives more deeply into the nitty-gritty details, but also has information for broader applications as well.
- American Health Information Management Association: This website provides an ICD-10 prep checklist and a toolkit to help you ensure you’re ready and following the right steps for your ICD-10 conversion.
- EHR Intelligence: This website is a great resource for the latest news about ICD-10 conversion and the kinds of challenges hospitals, clinics and practices are facing. It also offers advice on how to overcome those challenges.
- FierceEMR: If you’re looking for information that addresses some of the issues specialists might face, Fierce EMR is the place to go. There are also other websites in the Fierce family that can also be valuable resources during ICD-10 conversion, such as FierceHealthIT.
- ICD10Watch: This website is a partnership among HealthcareITNews, Healthcare Finance News and 3M. It’s packed with information ranging from tips for small practices during their conversion to how to make your ICD-10 training sessions more interesting.
- ICD-10 Education: While this website is a commercial site, it also has a lot of free resources you can use, including coding tips and a free-access knowledge base.
- NextGen Healthcare: This website offers a free ebook about making ICD-10 conversion easier -- and who doesn’t want that?
- Logan Solutions Clinical Documentation Improvement Blog: As I mentioned above, we'll be sharing more ICD-10 conversion information in the coming months. You’ll be able to find some of the latest news about ICD-10 conversion and how to make it work for your practice right here on this blog. Keep checking in throughout the year to stay up-to-date on the process.
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