ASCO Daily News Coverage on ICD-10Ready or not, the International Classification of Diseases-10 (ICD-10) coding system is on its way, and U.S. oncology practices had best be prepared. That was the message from the faculty of an Educational Session, “Implementation of e-Prescribing and ICD-10 Diagnosis Coding,” at this year's Annual Meeting. Read Article
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Update: CMS Confirms ICD-10 Delay
On May 1, CMS confirmed that ICD-10 will be implemented on October 1, 2015. Until further notice, only ICD-9 codes should be reported.
The SGR Patch Delays ICD-10 Adoption Requirements for One Year
The legislation Congress passed on March 31, 2014 (H.R. 4302) to create another patch for the flawed sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula also delayed the adoption of International Classification of Diseases, 10th edition (ICD-10) coding system. The new effective date of implementation for the ICD-10 system, which will fully replace ICD-9, is now 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. If you have any questions regarding ICD-10, please contact ASCO via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Introduction to ICD-10 | Download and Print
A basic introduction to ICD-10, this resource provides highlights of what you need to know regarding the transition.
Anatomy of an ICD-10 Code | Download and Print
Describes the elements of an ICD-10 code.
Finding an ICD-10 Code | Download and Print
Instructions on how to find the appropriate ICD-10 code.
General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) | Download and Print
A description of GEMS and how they can be used in the transition to ICD-10.
Taking Control of the Transition to ICD-10 | Download and Print
Resources for your practice as you make this transition.
Sample Transition Timeline | Download and Print
A sample timeline to provide guidance on how to make the transition.
Selecting the Appropriate ICD-10 Training Program (PDF)
How to determine the best program for your practice.
Medicare and ICD-10 (PDF)
How is the delay affecting CMS' transition to ICD-10?
Private Payers and ICD-10
How is the delay affecting private payers and their transition to ICD-10?
Disclaimer: ASCO’s ICD-10 Resources provide general information about ICD-10 issues. ASCO staff are not coding and billing consultants.