Where can an Eligible Provider (EP) obtain access to ICD-10 codes?
a) Code books
b) CD/DVD & other digital media
d) Practice management systems
e) EHR products
f) Smartphone apps
g) None of the above
h) All of the above
Answer: h) All of the above
CMS provides various sources and formats for obtaining access to ICD-10 codes prior to the October 1, 2015 compliance date. It is crucial to access ICD-10 codes and start training your staff now, if you have not done so already.
To access ICD-10 codes online, visit the following link on CMS.gov: 2016 ICD-10-CM and GEMS. Please note that 2016 Reimbursement Mapping Files will be posted this month.
Don’t forget to talk to your vendors and health plans to confirm the ICD-10 readiness of your practice’s systems. Ask them about testing opportunities. If you do not think your systems will be ready for ICD-10 by October 1, explore alternative ways to submit claims to health plans now.
Review the ICD-10 Quick Start Guide and begin your preparations now.