In early August of 2014, the Secretary of Health and Human Services issued a final rule designating Oct. 1, 2015, as the new compliance date for health care providers, health plans, and health care clearinghouses to transition to ICD-10.

ICD-10 is federally mandated. If you do not file claims with ICD-10 codes, your claims will be rejected and you will not be paid. The transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding will require significant changes in documentation, workflow, and technology.

The following resources may be helpful to get your practice ready:

Countdown to ICD-10, OneHealthPort

AAFP Resources

Free Webinar – “ICD 10 – Think outside the book” – The free, archived webinar will cover:

  • The scope of ICD-10 in a practice setting
  • What to prepare/check for in your office before ICD-10 is live
  • How ICD-10 affects the entire practice

ICD 10 – Practice Checklist and Timeline – A one page pdf listing tasks and a suggested timeline for completion.

ICD-9 to ICD-10 – Referential Flash Cards: “Top 823 Primary Care Diagnoses”  – An easy-to-handle reference to help your practice accurately and fully report conditions managed at point of care including the new top 823 ICD-10 codes for family physicians, formerly the top 100 under ICD-9.

ICD-10 – Educational Series

Developed by coding experts, the educational series is an 11-module voice-guided PowerPoint series offering a comprehensive map to a smooth ICD-10 conversion. You’ll learn the financial impact of the specificity called for in ICD-10, and obtain an understanding of coding hypertension, routine visits, respiratory conditions, mental disorders, and more under ICD-10.

Also available – ICD-10 Bundle: Flash Cards and Educational Series

Other AAFP resources:

ICD 10 – What you need to know:
FAQ on ICD 10 –

Family Practice Management offers the following links:

Getting Ready

How to Code

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services also has an extensive array of ICD-10 resources on its web site, including The Road to 10, a free online tool that enables small provider practices to create an ICD-10 action plan and jump-start their transition