May 18, 2015
With less than five months left until the October 1, 2015, implementation date of ICD-10, physician practices should be well into the preparation and planning process for the ICD-10 transition. Congress has reaffirmed that it intends on moving forward with no delays in the implementation date.
In an effort to gauge members’ preparedness, the California Medical Association (CMA) is surveying physicians on their readiness for ICD-10 implementation. The survey will take less than five minutes, and your participation will help in directing our advocacy efforts around additional ICD-10 training and educational resources for physician practices.
The survey can be completed online at www.surveymonkey.com/s/AreYouReadyForICD10. Please complete the survey by May 22.
To help physicians prepare for the transition, CMA has published the “ICD-10 Transition Guide – What physicians need to know,” which includes an ICD-10 transition preparation checklist.
CMA is also partnering with AAPC to offer two-day live ICD-10 boot camp classes throughout the state. The training is designed for coding staff and intended to provide a comprehensive understanding of guidelines and conventions of ICD-10, and how to decipher and accurately select ICD-10 codes. To register, visit CMA Events and select the course nearest you, or call (800) 786-4262. Space is limited and is on a first-come, first served basis. CMA members and their staff receive steep discounts to the live training events.