The ICD-10 (International Classification of Diseases, Revision 10) is in effect as of October 1, 2015. The transition to ICD-10 is required for everyone covered by the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA). Please note, the change to ICD-10 does not affect CPT coding for outpatient procedures and physician services.


ICD-10 Flexibility Period Ends October 1 - Are You Ready?


October 1 marks the one-year anniversary of the implementation ICD-10. It also marks the end of the flexibility period. During this period Medicare, Medicaid, and many commercial carriers have processed claims as long as a valid ICD-10 code from the

ICD-10 Implementation Is Here: Additional Resources


The October 1 ICD-10 implementation deadline has arrived. The American Medical Association (AMA) has revised its online ICD-10 information and resources. If physicians experience any problems ...

Keep in Mind Important ICD-10 Transition Resources


The October 1 ICD-10 compliance date is next week! As announced on the August 27 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) National Provider Call ...

CMS Names ICD-10 Ombudsman


With just one month to go before the October 1 implementation deadline for ICD-10, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is working to provide additional clarity ...

CMS Making Transition to ICD-10 Code Set More Flexible


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated its guidance on the ICD-10 coding transition following requests from the AMA to clarify some issues.

Still Time to Complete ICD-10 Training


The countdown to October 1, and the implementation of ICD-10 is on. There is still time to get the training your practice needs. Online training by specialty and disease factor are only a click away ...

Avoid ICD-10 Claims Denials


To ensure a smooth transition to the new diagnosis codes, Wellmark has set up an electronic testing environment...

CMS, AMA Announce 1 Year Grace Period on ICD-10 Codes


With less than three months remaining until the nation switches from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA) announced efforts to continue to help physicians get ready ...

CMS Responds to Physician Concerns About ICD-10 Transition


On March 4, 2015, IMS was a signatory on a letter the American Medical Association (AMA) sent to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding concerns ...

Volunteer for Final ICD-10 End-to-End Testing Week


Physicians have one last chance to find out whether their claims will be processed by Medicare following the October 1 implementation of the ICD-10 code set. ...