ASCO has developed resources to educate and assist oncology practices in transitioning to the 10th Edition of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) coding system. Practices are encouraged to prepare for the transition before the October 1, 2014, deadline.
On that date, ICD will fully replace ICD-9 and providers may no longer bill with ICD-9 codes. Therefore, it is important to take the time to educate oneself about ICD-10 and determine what impact it will have on your practice. ASCO has provided online resources for transitioning to ICD-10 at www.asco.org/practice-research/icd-10/. In addition, CMS has developed an online ICD-10 implementation guide that provides step-by-step guidance on how to transition to ICD-10, which is available at implementicd10.noblis.org/
If you have any questions regarding ICD-10, please contact ASCO via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. ■
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