ICD-9 to ICD-10 Transition

Effective October 1, 2015, the U.S. healthcare delivery system transitioned from its use of the ICD-9 code set to ICD-10. This represents one of the most significant changes experienced by the industry since HIPAA. The HIMSS ICD-10 PlayBook reflects HIMSS’ commitment to providing the industry with tools and resources to ensure a successful transition. Here you will find current information to help you navigate challenges you may be facing with your own efforts, as well as documents regarding the history and implementation of ICD-10.

ICD-10 Playbook

The ICD-10 PlayBook provides current information to help you navigate challenges you may be facing with your own efforts, as well as documents regarding the history and implementation of ICD-10.

Recent Additions to the ICD-10 Playbook

Provider ICD-10 Resource Guide & Contact List Nov 2015
Recognizing that health care providers may need help with the transition, CMS has established an ICD-10 Ombudsman and ICD-10 Coordination Center to help track, triage, and resolve issues.

Use ICD-10 Now – A CMS Infographic Nov 2015
Access this informative tool and link to various resources available to help you with your ICD-10 transition.

CMS Billing Success Infographic Nov 2015
This interactive tool asks you the right questions to help you successfully bill for your services.

ICD-10 Quick Start Guide Nov 2015
This guide outlines 5 steps healthcare professionals can take to switch to ICD-10.

Early Indications Suggest Smooth Transition to ICD-10 Nov 2015
As part of our effort to track and help the industry respond to challenges associated with the move from ICD-9 to ICD-10, the HIMSS ICD-10 Task Force interviewed payers and clearinghouses regarding their specific experiences within the first 45 days of the ICD-10 transition. We plan to interview providers on their experiences with ICD-10 implementation and those results will be posted in late December.

ICD-10 for Radiology – Post Implementation Strategies Nov 2015
A HIMSS ICD-10 Task Force member presents on post-implementation strategies specific to the radiology area. Documentation concepts, ICD-10 impact on radiology and revenue cycle operations are some of the discussion points in this slide presentation.

Using ICD-10 to Optimize Patient Care Oct 2015
Written by Pam Jodock, Sr Director of HIMSS Health Business Solutions, this article addresses how ICD-10 impacts those in the nursing profession and how ICD-10 can help you to optimize patient care.

ICD-10...Oh Yes They Did Oct 2015
Developed for the HIMSS Physician Community, discussion points on documentation, metrics and resources are reviewed. Even if you are not a physician, this handout provides some great tips for your ICD-10 transition.

ICD-10: Now What? Oct 2015
After multiple delays ICD-10 is now the national, and to some degree, the international standard for the definition of the patient health state. As we move forward, there is an opportunity to capture more accurate, consistent and complete information about the nature of patients’ health conditions, but ICD-10 does not in and of itself result in any improvement in the data we have about the health of the population.

Interactive Step-by-Step Guide to ICD-10 Transition Sept 2015
This tool was developed by HIMSS ICD-10 Task Force members to assist healthcare providers who have not yet completed the transition to the ICD-10 code set.

Get Involved - ICD-10 Task Force

If you are interested in joining the HIMSS ICD-10 Task Force, contact Joanne Bartley

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