Info-packed site paves the way to ICD-10 success.
ICD-10 is coming, and preparation is key for coders who want to hit the ground running when the diagnosis coding world completely changes in October.
Luckily, CMS is doing its best to help with review tools, crosswalks and advice on how to stay ahead of the curve with ICD-10.
CMS’ latest tool for coders is www.roadto10.org, which CMS dubs as “your one-stop source for all things ICD-10.”
Analysis: The breadth and depth of the web site is pretty impressive. It contains advice on building your ICD-10 transition plan and provides ICD-10 resources, tutorial videos, a template library and Webcasts, among other resources.
Roadto10 also sports a nifty little tool for specialty-specific ICD-10 preparation: crosswalks for the top 10 diagnosis codes by specialty. The site currently includes lists for Family Practice, Pediatrics, Ob-Gyn, Cardiology, Orthopedics, Internal Medicine and Other Specialty.
Medicare also includes a Frequently Asked Questions sections, where it answers pressing questions such as:
Most useful info: One FAQ asks, “WHERE can I find a list of ICD-10 codes?”
According to CMS: “The ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS code sets, as well as the official ICD-10-CM guidelines, are available free of charge on the “2015 ICD-10-CM and GEMs” and “2015 ICD-10-PCS and GEMs” pages of the CMS ICD-10 website. Additionally, it is important to contact your payers and trading partners to request a copy of the crosswalk mapping tool they are utilizing to ensure its accuracy.”
Advice: If you’ve got any anxiety about the ICD-10 switch (who doesn’t?), you might want to bookmark www.roadto10.org, as well as the free ICD-10 code lists.