ALERT! ICD-9 codes can no longer be reported after October 1, 2015.
The International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition, Clinical Modification/Procedure Coding System (ICD-10 CM/PCS) will fully replace the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Edition, Clinical Modification/Procedure Coding System (ICD-9) on October 1, 2015. Providers may no longer bill with ICD-9 codes after this date. Therefore, it is important to take the time to educate oneself about ICD-10 and determine what impact it will have on your practice. ASCO staff has provided resources to get you ready for the transition. Any questions regarding ICD-10 can be sent to ASCO staff at email@example.com.
Key Information Regarding ICD-10
Introduction to ICD-10
It has been mandated that all healthcare providers in the United States comply with the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition, Clinical Modification/Procedure Coding System (ICD-10 CM/PCS) as of October 1, 2015.
- Why is ICD-10 being implemented?
- What are the differences between ICD-9 and ICD-10?
Read more about the basics of ICD-10.
Anatomy of an ICD-10 Code
There are significant differences in the structure of an ICD-10 CM code versus an ICD-9 CM code. Check out a few examples of the diagnoses, their corresponding ICD-10 CM code, and a description of what each digit means.
Finding an ICD-10 Code
Finding an ICD-10 Code is not much different than looking up an ICD-9 code, though you will be confronted by more choices. Read on for more information about finding the appropriate ICD-10 code.
General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS)
GEMS provide a temporary mechanism to link ICD-9 to ICD-10 and vice versa. Learn how to use GEMS to ease the transition into ICD-10.
Taking Control of the Transition to ICD-10
You don’t have to be a “victim” of ICD-10. This is a transition that can no doubt be daunting, but by planning ahead and taking the transition in pieces, it will seem less overwhelming. Several organizations offer free resources to assist with the transition.
Selecting the Appropriate ICD-10 Training Program (PDF)
Selecting the right training program for your practice is important. But how do you choose one with so many options out there. Read more.
Disclaimer: ASCO’s ICD-10 Resources provide general information about ICD-10 issues. ASCO staff are not coding and billing consultants.