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
If you cannot attend the live session, you can access the
presentation from CMS staff afterwards on the CMS
Medicare National Provide Calls webpage.
- CMS updates, including the partial code freeze and 2015 code updates
- Why ICD-9-CM is being replaced with ICD-10-CM
- Benefits of
- Similarities to and differences from ICD-9-CM
- Documentation tips
- How to obtain answers to coding
- How to request modifications to ICD-10-CM
note that this is not an ASHA-sponsored call. For assistance with registration,
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.
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 Industry Resource for the ICD-10 Transition
Diagnosis Codes for Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
questions regarding ICD-10, please contact the health care economics and
advocacy team at firstname.lastname@example.org.