On July 31, 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a rule finalizing Oct. 1, 2015 as the new compliance date for health care providers, health plans, and health care clearinghouses to transition to ICD-10, the 10th revision of the International Classification of Diseases. This deadline allows providers, insurance companies and others in the health care industry time to ramp up their operations to ensure their systems and business processes are ready to go on Oct. 1, 2015.
The Colorado ICD-10 Training Coalition encourages practices not to lose your momentum—you just have more time to perfect your transition! Watch for more information on upcoming programs.
This site was created to help physicians navigate requirements of the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD-10) code sets. ICD-10 includes nearly 55,000 more codes than the previous version, which will require changes to how health care information is collected, documented and used, both within your practice and outside.
We recognize that each physician’s office is different and will need a tailored plan for your needs. Use the navigation boxes above to go step-by-step through the process and forge your pathway through the ICD-10 maze.
About the Colorado ICD-10 Training Coalition:
The Colorado Medical Society has orchestrated the formation of a statewide training coalition of interested educators, consultants, physician/practice representatives (including members of the component medical societies, and Colorado Medical Group Management Association, Pikes Peak Chapter of the Professional Association of Health Care Office Management, Colorado Health Information Management Association), the Denver Regional Office of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and other stakeholders. We all share the goal of ensuring physicians and their staff are prepared for the implementation of ICD-10 on Oct. 1, 2014.
The statewide training coalition will make ICD-10 resources and training accessible to physicians and their staff via an organized multi-media educational campaign. Through a modular approach the coalition will provide a progressive training curriculum. A modular approach will allow practices to do much of the preparatory work now, such as project planning, impact analysis and documentation evaluation. It does not replace the need for intensive coding training, but it can be “put off” until early 2014 when the actual implementation is closer.
The coalition is open to any organization or individual who shares our goal of providing an organized, affordable approach to statewide ICD-10 training for physicians and their staff, and is willing to provide their time, talent and resources to this effort. Click here to see the current list of members and to join or pledge to be ready by Oct. 1, 2015.