ICD-9 Conversion to ICD-10 Resources: An Annotated Bibliography

ICD-9 Conversion to ICD-10 Resources

1.     Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services


Description: ICD-9 code sets used in reporting medical diagnoses and impatient procedures are being replaced by ICD-10 code sets on October 1, 2014.  This transition is required for everyone covered by the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA).  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) offers several resources to help with this transition.  CMS has CMS ICD-10 Industry Email Updates to allow an individual to stay up to date with ICD-10.  CMS also has several resources, such as ICD-10 Introduction fact sheets and general ICD-10 transition basics.  The CMS also offers two free Medscape Education modules that will provide guidance to small practices making the transition to ICD-10.

Keywords: ICD-10 email updates, ICD-10 fact sheets, ICD-10 transition basics

Audience:  providers, payers, vendors, non-covered entities

2.     ICD-10 Code Search


Description: It is important for health care organizations to train and prepare for the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 before the 2014 deadline.  This will help avoid costly delays and penalties.  ICD-10 has multiple new codes to learn and implement.  ICD-10 Code Search has created an ICD-10 mapping tool which allows ICD-9 codes to be translated into ICD-10 codes.  ICD-10 Code Search’s crosswalk is a useful tool to help healthcare organizations during the transition, and allow practitioners the ability to train and learn the new coding system before the implementation date.

Keywords:  ICD-10 mapping tool, ICD-10 crosswalk

Audience:  healthcare organizations, physicians

3.     American Academy of Professional Coders


Description: The transition to the new ICD-10 codes will require new skills.  The American Academy of Professional Coders has created coding resources to help specialty practices make a smoother transition to the new ICD-10 system.  These coding resources can be downloaded and used for desk references during the transition to ICD-10.

Keyword:  downloadable ICD-10 resources, ICD-10 desk references

Audience:  obstetrics and gynecologists, general practitioners, cardiologists, orthopedist

4.     ICD-10 Data


Description: ICD-10 Data takes ICD-10 coding books and then adds millions of cross references between codes to so it is faster and easier to find needed information.  ICD-10 Data is a beneficial resource for a smooth transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 with many user-friendly features.  These features include a drill down navigation system, millions of cross-references between codes, instant coding notes, and a medical coding search engine.

Keywords:  ICD-10 navigation system, ICD-10 cross references, coding notes

Audience:  providers, payers, vendors, non-covered entities     

5.     ICD-10 Transition Impact Analysis Guideline


Description: The Center for Disease Control (CDC) developed the ICD-10 transition impact analysis guideline to help a healthcare organization identify, evaluate, and prioritize risks that could happen during the ICD-10 transition.  The purpose of this analysis is to help healthcare organizations manage their transition projects by taking a proactive approach to risk and issue management.  This analysis document will let a healthcare organization consider risks and issues that might impact their program during the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10.

Keywords:  ICD-10 risk management, ICD-10 transition guideline

Audience:  healthcare organizations, physicians, covered entities

6.     phConnect


Description: PhConnect is an online collaboration tool used to support geographically dispersed professionals working in the field of public health.  PhConnect offers a community called ICD-10-CM Transition that a professional can join to participate in discussion, share tools, and increase collaboration on transition activities with other public health professionals.  Using phConnect a public health professional can hear more about how their program might be impacted by the transition to new codes, hear how others are preparing, ask transition questions, find helpful tips and resources, and even expand their professional network.

Keywords:  online collaboration tool, professional networking, public health professional support

Audience:  public health professionals, covered entities, payers

7.     American Health Information Management Association 


Description: The American Health Information Management Association knows that having access to information about ICD-10 readily available is an important aspect of an effective and efficient transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10.  The American Health Information Management Association provides an ICD-10 Implementation Toolkit that has all of the necessary tools and documents that are needed for successfully implementing ICD-10.

Keywords:  ICD-10 toolkit, health information management

Audience:  physicians, acute care hospitals, long term care organizations, and home health providers

8.     Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society


Description: Launched at a Health Information Management Systems Society’s (HIMSS) meeting, the ICD-10 PlayBook was developed by HIMSS staff with help from the Medical Banking and Financial Systems Committee, ICD-10 Task Force, ICD-10 PlayBook Work Group, and over 25 other organizations.  The purpose of the HIMSS ICD-10 PlayBook is to centralize information on ICD-9 transformation to ICD-10 for strategy development, implementation, best practice, human resource planning, risk identification, and to direct additional resources to the user.

Keywords:  ICD-10 playbook, ICD-10 strategy development, human resource planning

Audience:  hospitals, ambulatory centers, practitioners

9.     Health Research and Service Administration


Description: The purpose of this Health Research and Service Administration website is to act as a resource for safety net providers to learn more about the conversion of ICD-9 to ICD-10.  The deadline set to convert to ICD-10 is October 1, 2014.  Failure to convert and transmit data using ICD-10 codes will compromise a provider’s ability to bill for reimbursements and qualifying for quality incentive programs.  This webpage provides resources on the definition of ICD-9 and ICD-10, who needs to transition, and available resource to make the transition successful.

Keywords:  ICD-10 conversion resources, ICD-9 transition, quality incentive programs

Audience:  physicians, administration, safety net providers

10.  The National Bureau of Economic Research


Description: To make sure there is consistency is national data the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention created General Equivalence Mappings.  General Equivalence Mappings or GEMs are a tool that is used to convert data from ICD-9 to ICD-10 and vice versa.  The GEMs are a translation dictionary used for accurately and effectively translating any ICD-9 data.  GEMs also include data for tracking quality, recording morality, calculating reimbursements, and converting any ICD-9 application to ICD-10.

Keywords:  GEMs, ICD-9 data dictionary, calculating reimbursements

Audience:  payers, providers, medical researchers, information professionals, coding professionals

11.   Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange 


Description: The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) is a nonprofit organization that focuses on the use of health IT to improve healthcare information exchange, enhance quality of care, improve efficiency, and reduce costs.  WEDI’s website is for users who are just starting to address the ICD-9 conversion to ICD-10 and are unsure where to start.  WEDI’s website provides a checklist that will help jump start impact assessment and remediation planning.

Keywords:  ICD-10 conversion checklist, ICD-10 impact assessment, planning

Audience:   providers, payers, vendors, non-covered entities

12.  3M Health Information Systems 


Description: 3M has 30 years of clinical coding experience, 100 credentialed 3M coding experts, plus a decade of ICD-10 implementation experience in five countries.  As an established leader in ICD-10 implementation the 3M website offers comprehensive tools and services to help identify risk, improve documentation, increase coding efficiency, and translate codes.  While concerting ICD-9 to ICD-10 3M offers many solutions to map and convert systems and educate staff providing a successful path to ICD-10 implementation.

Keywords:  improve coding efficiency, code translator, mapping

Audience:  physicians, administration, covered entities

13.  American Chiropractic Association


Description: The American Chiropractic Association offers a code conversion tool to simplify the conversion of ICD-9 codes to ICD-10.  This tool also includes over 150 codes that are commonly used in chiropractic clinics.  The American Chiropractic Association developed this tool along with the American Academy of Professional Coders.  The tool uses a three step mapping process to ensure accuracy and also provides additional helpful code selections and instructional notes.  This tool will guide a chiropractic clinic to the full detailed mapping in order to help the clinic transition to ICD-10.

Keywords:  ACA coding tool, ICD-10 mapping, ICD-10 conversion

Audience:  chiropractors, administration, covered entities

14.  CODEquest


Description: CODEquest is a four-hour state and ophthalmology specific coding seminar.  CODEquest has experienced instructors that help solve coding problems in a systematic and logical way.  CODEquest simplifies the new ICD-10 rules by cross-walking from ICD-9 to ICD-10, showing similarities between ICD-9 and ICD-10, and helping professionals use ICD-10 in a step-by-step way to increase coding efficiency.  CODEquest allows the professional to prepare for the ICD-10 conversion in just four hours.

Keywords:  CODEquest, ICD-10 seminars, cross-walking

Audience:  ophthalmologists, practice managers, administrators, biller and coders

15.  SmartSheet10


Description: SmartSheet10’s features lets providers find the most detailed ICD-10 code in SmartSheets within seconds.  SmartSheets can be considered as ICD-9 cheat sheets.  They are a collection of digital bookmarks added by users in an ICD-10 book.  SmartSelect uses these bookmarks to guide the user to find the best diagnosis coded quickly at the point of patient care.  The QuickConvert feature of SmartSheet10 allows conversion of an existing cheat sheet with hundreds of ICD-9 codes to SmartSheet in seconds.

Keywords:  SmartSheet, SmartSelect, ICD-9 cheat sheet

Audience:  providers, coders, administration

16.  BridgeFront


Description: BridgeFront is a trusted and fast growing company that believes in delivering high quality educational products and services to meet the growing needs of healthcare.  BridgeFront allows organizations to create unique learning plans, edit course content, build their own courses, and improve staff competency.  BridgeFront offers expert guidance converting ICD-9 to ICD-10 with easy to use eLearning, live training, webinars, and online ICD-10 knowledgebase.

Keywords:  ICD-10 eLearning, ICD-10 webinars, ICD-10 live training

Audience:  hospitals, practices and clinics, payers and health plans

17.  Clinic Service


Description: Clinic Service has served the medical community for 30 years.  They are a medical billing provider based in Denver, Colorado that serves locally and nationally.  Clinic Service has a track record of 99.7% collectible revenue.  Clinic Service’s website is a beneficial resource during an ICD-9 to ICD-10 conversion.  Their website offers a table explaining the list of changes that will be seen when ICD-10 codes are implemented, ICD-10 code translator tool, steps needed to transition to ICD-10, and a presentation on the road map to ICD-10.

Keywords:  road map to ICD-10, ICD-10 translator tool, ICD-10 conversion

Audience:  large practices, small practices, coders, administration

18.  World Health Organization


Description: The World Health Organization (WHO) offers an online training tool to help with ICD-10 conversion.  The WHO Electronic ICD-10 training tool is designed for self-learning and classroom use.  The structure of the ICD-10 training module permits the user to tailor their courses to fit their training needs.  The WHO Electronic ICD-10 training tool comes with easy to use online user guides.

Keywords:  ICD- 10 electronic training tool, ICD-10 training, ICD-10 training module

Audience:   providers, payers, vendors, non-covered entities

19.  Ed2go


Description: Ed2go is an online program that offers comprehensive training in diagnostic and procedural coding using ICD-10 and ICD-10 coding manuals.  The training includes detailed instructions for using the coding manuals, understanding the coding guidelines, and accurately applying the ICD-10 coding steps.  This online program has more than 40 quizzes and exams for diagnoses and procedures to help test knowledge and understanding.

Keywords:  ICD-10 online training, ICD-10 coding manuals, ICD-10 knowledge exams

Audience:  medical coders, healthcare staff, physicians, information technology

20.  The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists


Description: The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) website offers ICD-10 training opportunities, coding webcasts and workshops, articles on ICD-10 coding, and links to helpful sites regarding ICD-10.  The ACOG website also posts ICD-10 training schedules, ICD-10 current activity, and ICD-10 current updates.  The ACOG webcasts consist of ICD-10 documentation guidelines, requirement, and diagnosis coding for Obstetric care complications.

Keywords:  ICD-10 webcasts, ICD-10 workshops, ACOG

Audience:  obstetricians, gynecologists

21.  American Medical Association


Description: The American Medical Association formed a fact sheet that is focused on the timeline and work for implementing the ICD-10 code set.  This fact sheet provides information, suggestions, guidance, and checklists to assist with implementing the ICD-10 code set.  The American Medical Association suggests following the fact sheet’s timeframe while working with vendors on upgrading systems, clearinghouses, and billing services.

Keywords:  ICD-10 fact sheet, ICD-10 timeframe, ICD-10 implementation

Audience:   providers, payers, vendors, non-covered entities

22.  American Hospital Association


Description: The American Hospital Association and the American Hospital Association’s Coding Clinic offer a selection of quality coding education resources to help with implementing ICD-10.  These resources are beneficial for either a skilled coding professional or someone just starting their coding career.  The American Hospital Association provides recourses to help with audio conferences, coding products, and coding clinic quizzes.

Keywords:  ICD-10 audio conferences, coding products, ICD-10 quizzes

Audience:  medical coders, physicians, administration

23.  Nuance


Description: Nuance Healthcare provides ICD-10 ready clinical documentation and coding solutions, these solutions include Computer Assisted Physician Documentation (CAPD), which is a breakthrough technology that was developed for clinical document improvement and computer assisted coding.  CAPD helps physicians capture the necessary information needed for ICD-10 at the exact point of documentation.  Nuance Healthcare’s computer assisted coding helps medical coders improve productivity and workflow while helping them transition to ICD-10 coding.

Keywords: computer assisted physician documentation, clinical document improvement, computer assisted coding

Audience:  physicians, medical coders, administration

24.  Health Revenue Assurance Associates


Description: The transition to ICD-10 codes is not just a simple coding conversion; it will be a change that impacts all areas of the revenue cycle.  Health Revenue Assurance Associates (HRAA) offers a unique approach to this business transition providing organizations with a smooth and successful transition.  HRAA offer exceptional services to assist clients with every area of the transition providing great emphasis on training and productivity.  HRAA’s ICD-10 transition services include ICD-9/ICD-10 dual audit, education, and reserved medical coder personnel.

Keywords:  ICD-10 transition, ICD9/ICD10 dual audit, ICD-10 education

Audience:  physicians, medical coders, administration, payers

25.  Crozer Keystone Health System


Description: Crozer Keystone Health System has an ICD-10 home page that is a source for new, updates, and information on the transition to the ICD-10 medical coding system.  The Crozer Keystone ICD-10 home page offers links to articles, websites, and other resources to help guide individuals through the process of transitioning to ICD-10.

Keywords:  ICD-10 articles, ICD-10 websites, ICD-10 resources

Audience:    providers, payers, vendors, non-covered entities


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