American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

CMS Continues Education Efforts on ICD-10 With Provider Call

(May 28, 2014)

Despite the recent delay of the ICD-10 (International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision) implementation date to October 1, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) continues to offer educational opportunities related to ICD-10. On June 4, 2014, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. EDT, CMS will host a call on ICD-10 coding basics and provide updates. You must preregister online to receive the call-in information. Please register early as space is limited.

If you cannot attend the live session, you can access the presentation from CMS staff afterwards on the CMS Medicare National Provide Calls webpage.

Agenda

  • CMS updates, including the partial code freeze and 2015 code updates
  • Why ICD-9-CM is being replaced with ICD-10-CM
  • Benefits of ICD-10-CM
  • Similarities to and differences from ICD-9-CM
  • Coding concepts
  • Documentation tips
  • How to obtain answers to coding questions
  • How to request modifications to ICD-10-CM

Please note that this is not an ASHA-sponsored call. For assistance with registration, e-mail cms-mlnconnectsnpc@blhtech.com.

Background

On April 1, 2014, President Obama signed into law the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014. This law included a provision that delayed the October 1, 2014, implementation of ICD-10.

Beginning October 1, 2015, providers will be required to use the new ICD-10 system, which will replace the current ICD-9-CM (International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification). The new ICD-10 will include the ICD-10-CM (clinical modification) for diagnosis codes and the ICD-10-PCS (procedure coding system) for inpatient hospital procedures.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) developed the new ICD-10 classification system because the ICD-9 is running out of codes. ICD-10 will allow for more codes and greater specificity, which is expected to lead to improved data tracking of the incidence and prevalence of disease.

CMS Resource

Official CMS Industry Resource for the ICD-10 Transition

ASHA Resources

ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Codes for Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

For questions regarding ICD-10, please contact the health care economics and advocacy team at reimbursement@asha.org.


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