CMS is hosting a national provider conference call June 15, 2010 on "ICD-10 Implementation in a 5010 Environment.” The target audience for the call is medical coders, physician office staff, provider billing staff, health records staff, vendors, educators, system maintainers, and all Medicare fee-for-service providers. The following topics will be discussed:

  • ICD-10:  ICD-10 implementation for services provided on and after October 1, 2013; Benefits of ICD-10; Differences between ICD-10 and ICD-9-CM codes; Tools for converting codes – General Equivalence Mappings; Proposal to freeze ICD-9-CM and ICD-10 code updates except for new technologies and diseases
  • HIPAA Version 5010: General Overview HIPAA version 5010 and D.0 and who is impacted; Compliance dates; Benefits; 5010 scope versus ICD-10 Scope; What you need to do to prepare; timelines; Medicare FFS implementation of HIPAA version 5010 and D.0; Impact on paper claim forms.

Registration for the call closes on June 14.