My staff here at DHS did a deepdyve into the ICD-10 event horizon. For all of us who trepidate and fear the coming date of October 2015, please breathe a sigh of relief
ICD-10 CODES, ARE YOU READY ?
There are multiple converters available.
ICD-10 TRAINING ACADEMY
CMS in it's infinte wisdom has maintained the deadline for October 2015, with a big escape clause. As long as you submit ICD-10 codes, whether they are correct or not, CMS states they will be accepted without penalty.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services tossed hospital executives and industry observers something of a surprise on Monday by conceding to a one-year period in which it will not deny erroneous claims after the October 1, 2015, compliance deadline, so long as those are submitted in ICD-10.
Until that comes along here is the quick fix, and it is free of charge. The program was developed by a first year medical student. (that will say something about the rest of us who are mired in 1990s technology.) Actually ICD-10 is in use around most of the globe. The US Army has been using it for several years in their AHLTA EHR system used around the world.
From my experience ID-10 is not difficult to use and affords many details which are helpful when a user looks back at old history and diagnoses.