The transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding will require significant changes to how family physicians document, code, work, and utlize technology in the practice. The current ICD-10 implementation date is scheduled for October 1, 2015.
The AAFP has made available a free a handy ICD-10 timeline that includes a checklist of preparation tasks.
Below is a listing of resources available to assist you and your practice in this transition.
Key Resource Sites and Information -
CMS ICD-10 Provider Resources - http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coding/ICD10/index.html
AAFP's ICD-10 - What You Need to Know - http://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0300/p29.html
The Anatomy of an ICD-10 Code - http://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0700/p27.html
CMS's 'Road to 10' for Small Practices - http://www.roadto10.org/
NCHICA's ICD-10 Taskforce Bulletins - http://www.nchica.org/HIPAAResources/bulletins.htm
ICD-10 e-newsletter by AAPC - http://www.aapc.com/icd-10/icd-10-news.aspx
NC Medical Society's ICD-10 Page - http://www.ncmedsoc.org/physician-resources/version-5010-icd-10-resources/
ICD-10 Implementation by Deloitte - http://www.deloitte.com/assets/Dcom-UnitedStates/Local%20Assets/Document...
Training, Education, Tools -
AAFP's ICD-10 Flash Cards - https://nf.aafp.org/Shop/fpm-coding-tools/coding-flash-cards