CMS is hosting an ICD-10-CM/PCS Implementation and General Equivalence Mappings National Provider Conference Call on May 19, 2009. This call will include a discussion of the following topics:

  • An overview of the ICD-10 final rule, which requires the implementation of ICD-10-CM/PCS on October 1, 2013;
  • The differences between ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM/PCS codes;
  • The use of the General Equivalence Mappings that have been created to assist in converting policies, edits, and trend data from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM/PCS; and
  • Resources to assist in planning for the transition from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM/PCS.

Conference call discussion materials and registration information will be available on the CMS website.