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ICD10monitor Webcast: Immediate Action – Five Focus Areas for the Next Five Months

As you know, ICD-10 implementation will take place October 1, 2015. To help you prepare for this deadline, ICD10monitor is offering a complimentary webcast at noon on Thursday April 10, 2014. According to ICD10monitor, this webcast will help you with the following:

  • Come to understand the impact of ICD-10 with productivity estimates
  • Learn what you can do today to enhance ICD-10 preparations
  • Hear how to prepare for ICD-10 beyond education
  • Learn specific examples and real world experiences of successful ICD-10 best practices
  • Understand why these steps significantly reduce your risk

To register for the complimentary webcast, visit ICD10monitor.

Interventional Radiology Coded Case Studies from ICD10monitor

ICD10monitor has developed monthly Interventional Radiology Coded Case Studies that use real-life documentation from interventional radiology coding to show you how to correctly assign Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and ICD-9 codes. ICD-9 to ICD-10 crosswalks are also included.

Each electronically delivered issue contains five case studies, color-coded examples, and crosswalks.

PrimeWest Health encourages you to download a free issue to get a preview of this valuable resource. If you are interested in ordering, you can do so through the ICD10monitor website.

CMS Launches eHealth University

CMS has launched eHealth University, a new go-to resource to help providers understand, implement, and successfully participate in CMS eHealth programs. eHealth University features a full curriculum of materials and information, all in one location. The education modules are organized by level—from beginner to advanced—and simplify complex information in a variety of formats, including fact sheets, guides, videos, checklists, and webinar recordings.

As part of eHealth University, CMS is offering several resources to help you prepare for the October 1, 2014, ICD-10 compliance date. These include the following beginner-level resources:

  • Introduction to ICD-10
    This fact sheet provides an introduction to ICD-10 and explains the key steps for switching to ICD-10.
  • Transition Checklist: Large Practices and Transition Checklist: Small and Medium Practices
    These checklists outline tasks and estimated time frames for important ICD-10 transition activities for small, medium, and large practices.
  • Basics for Small and Rural Practices
    This beginner-level fact sheet provides basics about the ICD-10 transition for small and rural practices, including background on ICD-10, important questions to answer about ICD-10 preparations, and resources to help prepare for the compliance date.
  • Introduction to ICD-10 for Providers
    This in-depth guide for providers explains the background behind ICD-10, why the transition is important, how providers can prepare for ICD-10, and important resources to help with the transition.

Once users have gained an understanding of the basics of ICD-10 through these beginner-level resources, they can check out the intermediate and advanced resources also available on the eHealth University website. By using these tools, users will be better prepared for October 1, 2014.

Webcast Wednesdays, Featuring ICD-10-PCS Solutions with Lolita M. Jones: Special 11-Part Series

  • An ICD10monitor series where you’ll receive high-quality guidance, tips, and insights from one of the country’s preeminent ICD-10 experts.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) website has resources available to help you prepare for ICD-10.

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