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Novitas Solutions’ Medical Review Department continues to experience improper submission of documentation in response to an ADR. Please take this opportunity to review the important information provided in How to Correctly Submit Documentation for Additional Documentation Requests (ADRs)

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ICD-10 Helpful Resources:

Road to 10 Program

Collaborating with physicians, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has created the Road to 10 Program offering free and actionable tools, information, and training specifically designed to help small physician practices navigate the ICD-10 transition. Visit www.roadto10.org today to get started or check out the resources below.
2a_Road to 10 Clinical Scenario Samples_June 2014
• 2b_Road to 10 Common Code Samples_June 2014
• 2c_Road to 10 Primer Samples_June 2014

ICD-10 Code Translator

The ICD-10 code online translator tool allows you to compare ICD-9 to ICD-10 codes. ICD-9 is being expanded from 17,000 to approximately 141,000 ICD-10 codes, and this online tool can help you map that expansion. (Note: this tool only converts ICD-10-CM codes, not ICD-10-PCS.)

AAPC ICD-10 Code Translator

Physician Practice ICD-10 Models Matrix

Instead of organizing the physician practice ICD-10 models by roles as in the other models offered by AHIMA, the ICD-10 models developed for physician practices are based on processes performed in the physician practice. This matrix contains rows for each process identified as impacted by ICD-10-CM implementation. Identify the row that best describes the processes that you are responsible for, and click on the model identified in that row.

AHIMA/AMA Physician Office Model for Implementing ICD-10

ICD-10 Delay Updates

This spring, the news that ICD-10 would be delayed sent shock waves through our industry. HIM professionals and other stakeholders across the country have been adjusting to the news that the expected compliance date is October 1, 2015, and making plans accordingly. Read more

ICD-10-CM/PCS Implementation Toolkit

The scope and complexity of the transition to ICD-10-CM/PCS (ICD-10) by healthcare providers in the United States are significant. The conversion to a modified version of the classification system already in use by the rest of the world will be a transformational effort in the U.S. affecting many systems, processes, and people. It will have a tremendous and widespread impact on every operational process across healthcare. Ready access to pertinent information about ICD-10-CM/PCS is an important aspect of effective and efficient transition preparation.

AHIMA ICD-10 Implementation Tool Kit

CMS ICD-10 Latest News

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services – ICD-10 Latest News Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services – ICD-10 Overview

Other Great Resources

CHIA ICD-10-Coding Tip of the Month
Colorado ICD-10 Task Force (Facebook Page)
ICD-10 For Safety Net Providers
ICD-10 Final Rule
ICD-10 Monitor’s Talk Ten Tuesday podcasts
Take the Fear Out of Switching to ICD-10-CM
Why a delay in the ICD-10 implementation timeline is a “Gift of Time”

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