ICD 10


CMS Releases “Road to 10” Online Resource for Small Practices

CMS has released “Road to 10,” an online resource built with the help of providers in small practices. This tool is intended to help small medical practices jumpstart their ICD-10 transition.

“Road to 10” includes specialty references and gives providers the capability to build ICD-10 action plans tailored for their practice needs.


ICD-10 Coding Basics MLN Connects™ Video

Are you ready to transition to ICD-10 on October 1, 2014? In this MLN Connects™ video on ICD-10 Coding Basics, Sue Bowman from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) provides a basic introduction to ICD-10 coding, including:


• Similarities and differences from ICD-9
• ICD-10 code structure
• Coding process and examples
o 7th Character
o Placeholder "x"
o Excludes notes
o Unspecified codes
o External cause codes

CMS has developed resources to help the health care industry transition to ICD-10 by the October 1, 2014, deadline. These resources include:

  • An Online ICD-10 Guide, which is a web-based tool that provides step-by-step guidance on how to transition to ICD-10 for small practices, large practices, small hospitals, and payers.