5 Recent Stories on ICD-10

As the deadline for ICD-10 conversion draws closer, healthcare providers, payers and others are buckling down to train staff members, conduct testing and prepare for a successful transition to the new system.

Here are five recent stories on the impending switch to ICD-10.

1. CMS Launches Online ICD-10 Tool for Small Practices
CMS released a free online resource for small physician practices.

2. CMS Posts Final ICD-10 End-to-End Testing Checklists
CMS posted final checklists for ICD-10 end-to-end testing for payers, large providers, small providers, vendor-to-provider testing and vendor-to-payer testing.

3. CMS to Offer End-to-End ICD-10 Testing
CMS announced the agency will offer end-to-end ICD-10 testing this summer.

4. "Struck by Orca": 72 ICD-10 Codes, Illustrated
A group of health IT professionals made an illustrated children's book using some of the more unusual ICD-10 codes.

5. Study: Half of U.S. Healthcare Providers 25% or Less Done With ICD-10 Implementation
Nearly half of U.S. healthcare providers have completed only 25 percent of less of their ICD-10 implementation process, according to a study by Aloft Group, an international brand strategy and marketing execution firm.

More Articles on ICD-10:
How to Lessen ICD-10's Impact on Coder Productivity  
It's Go Time: the Final Preparations for ICD-10
Massachusetts Groups Launch ICD-10 Collaborative Testing Program 

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