A Wealth of Information
A key to successfully transitioning to ICD-10 is staying well-informed and up-to-date on industry developments. Engage: ICD-10 at Memorial is committed to providing you access to the best resources on ICD-10. Below, you'll find links to the notable organizations for information on ICD-10.
The Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services is the federal agency responsible for administering the Medicaid program and assuring healthcare organizations conform to HIPPA standards. CMS plays a central role in distributing information about the transition to ICD-10. The website is comprehensive, with information on everything from implementation and timelines, to code set regulations and requirements, to resources for providers, payers, and vendors.
The American Health Information Management Association was established in 1928 with the goal of "elevating the standards of clinical records in hospitals and other medical institutions." AHIMA is at the forefront of issues affecting records keeping in all healthcare settings, including implementation of electronic healthcare records and facilitating a successful transition to ICD-10. AHIMA'S ICD-10 website contains facts and information about understanding the new code set, in addition to implementation tips, training guidelines, and other educational resources.
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society is a not-for-profit agency committed to using information technology to improve healthcare. At the forefront of "global efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes", HIMSS participates in collaborative activities with multiple organizations including the Alliance for Nursing Informatics (ANI), the Center for Information Technology Leadership (CITL), and the Electronic Health Records (EHR) collaborative. The HIMSS ICD-10 Task Force is focused on development of IT tools for planning, preparation and implementation of ICD-10, and the HIMSS ICD-10 Pilot Program is committed to assisting the healthcare industry to prepare for ICD-10 testing.
The American Association of Physician Coders provides education and certification to medical coders. With a worldwide membership base of more than 121,000, the AAPC is an industry-leading authority on physician coding, hospital outpatient facility coding, payer perspective coding, medical auditing, medical compliance, and practice management. The AAPC's ICD-10 website offers implementation and coding training, ICD-9 to ICD-10 conversion tips, specialty crosswalk examples, specialty-specific reference guides, and discussion forums.
The American Medical Association is the largest association of physicians in the United States. Members are comprised of MDs, DOs, and medical students. The organization publishes the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), which has the largest circulation of any weekly medical journal in the world. The AMA's ICD-10 resources page contains a profile of the history of the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10, a list of FAQs, helpful tips for implementation planning, and educational resources for understanding and utilizing the new code sets.
With 22,500 members leading and managing more than 13,700 organizations, the Medical Group Management Association is a leading voice for physician group practices. The organization achieves the stated objective of "elevating the performance of medical practice leaders", through advocacy, networking, and the support of innovative partnership opportunities. In 2011, the MGMA partnered with ACMPC (The American College of Medical Practice Executives) to offer certification in medical practice management. The MGMA's ICD-10 page contains background information on the evolution from ICD-9 to ICD-10, as well as a discussion on the impact to physician practices.