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Physician practices have an extra year to prepare for the biggest change to coding in 30 years: the implementation of the ICD-10-CM code set. ICD-10 now takes effect Oct. 1, 2015. Congress passed a one-year delay on implementation as part of H.R. 4302, which delayed a 24 percent Medicare pay cut until 2015. With ICD-10, the health care system moves from ICD-9’s 14,500-code set to nearly 70,000 codes. Most individual codes are also longer: ICD-10 codes are three to seven characters, vs. ICD-9’s three to five.
To help your practice switch to ICD-10 successfully, the Academy and the American Academy of Ophthalmic Executives (AAOE) have developed a number of resources to guide you through the transition, including a new ophthalmology-specific ICD-10 book and several courses. The Academy will also provide emails, reminders and other announcements and resources throughout the year to walk you through the transition.
Failure to convert to ICD-10 could jeopardize almost all of your practice's payments, as commercial and federal payers will deny all ICD-9 claims.
AAOE has everything you and your practice need to successfully transition to ICD-10.
CODEquest 2014: Conquering ICD-10-CM
Physicians and staff must learn the new terminology and guidelines for usage for ICD-10.Learn to conquer ICD-10 during this four-hour, ophthalmology-specific coding seminar. State ophthalmological societies are partnering with the Academy and AAOE to bring ophthalmology’s most popular coding seminar to a city near you.* For updated sites, dates, locations and registration information visit www.aao.org/codequest.
Print and online products
2014 ICD-10-CM for Ophthalmology (#0120343)
The only specialty specific book written for ophthalmology by an ophthalmologist. Gordon E. Johns, MD extrapolates from the master data files all diagnosis codes pertaining to ophthalmic care. Includes a quick reference guide that shows frequently reported ICD-9 codes converted to ICD-10 codes. Order at www.aao.org/store.
Conquering ICD-10-CM: Your “How-To” Guide for Ophthalmology (#0120345)
A companion to the ICD-10-CM for Ophthalmology reference book, this work book includes coding and ICD-10 scenarios across all subspecialties. Order at www.aao.org/store.
Online Course: 90 Minutes to Conquering ICD-10-CM for Ophthalmology
This 90-minute interactive course helps you smoothly and successfully transition to ICD-10. It shows you how to select new ICD-10 codes correctly every time. Available for purchase after Nov. 1 at www.aao.org/store.
|*State societies that have partnered with the Academy and AAOE are listed below.
Visit www.aao.org/codequest to see our growing list of partners:
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