CMS details upcoming ICD-10 call

Carl Natale
by Carl Natale

CMS (The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) has posted information about its next ICD-10-related national provider teleconference.

Dubbed, “CMS ICD-10 Conversion Activities,” the material is targeted at medical coders, physician office staff, provider billing staff, health records staff, vendors, educators, system maintainers, and all Medicare FFS (fee-for-service providers).

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“Subject matter experts will discuss the ICD-10 conversion process currently taking place within CMS, including a case study from the CMS Coverage and Analysis Group on their transition to ICD-10 for the lab national coverage determinations (NCDs),” according to CMS Web page about the event.

To that end, CMS indicated plans to address topics including the NCDs conversion process from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM, home health conversion, OASIS and procedure code reporting, ICD-10 implementation issues, and the agency explained that it will provide an update on claims spanning the implementation date. As it typically does, a question and answer session will follow.

The teleconference is scheduled for Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 1 p.m. ET. Registration, available on CMS Web page, closes 24 hours prior.