The countdown is finally over. Effective Oct. 1, 2015, practices across the nation were required to begin using the ICD-10 code set, which includes nearly 70,000 diagnosis codes in contrast to ICD-9's more than 14,000 codes.
Although the increased number of codes may seem daunting, a wealth of tools and resources are available to help you transition smoothly:
The AOA developed an ICD-10-CM Transition Workbook to guide your practice through the process of moving from ICD-9 to ICD-10. Wherever you are in your ICD-10 journey, this workbook will provide practical tips and examples of proper medical documentation.
An ICD-9-10 mapping guide is available in PDF or Excel format.
CMS recently released a Quick Start Guide to ICD-10 that focuses on quick references and key steps physicians can take to implement the Oct. 1 transition.
A list of ICD-10 Codes for Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment can help with coding for OMT.
If you are in need of additional support regarding ICD-10 processing issues, contact the AOA at AOAICD10@osteopathic.org.