CMS, through Medscape Education, has released two ICD-10 video lectures and an expert article providing practical guidance for the ICD-10 transition. The video lectures are specifically for physicians, while the article covers more general topics for all health care providers.
The modules are free. You can use the links below to access them. If you are not a member of Medscape, you will first be prompted to fill out a brief registration form.
The videos, ICD-10: A Guide for Small and Medium Practices and ICD-10: A Guide for Large Practices, feature Daniel J. Duvall, MD, MBA, medical officer with the Hospital and Ambulatory Policy Group at CMS, describe:
- Global differences between ICD-9 and ICD-10
- How ICD-10 will have different impacts on practices of different sizes
- Basic transition planning steps and resources
In the article Transition to ICD-10: Getting Started, Joseph Nichols, MD, of Health Data Consulting covers documentation improvements, the coder-clinician relationship, training, working with vendors and payers, search tools, and resources.
These videos and all resources can be found by logging into the Medscape website.