ICD-10 Resource Center
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) replacement of the ICD-9 code sets used by physicians and other health-care professionals, facilities, medical coders and billers to report health-care diagnoses and inpatient procedures with ICD-10 code sets, was delayed. President Obama signed a House and Senate approved measure that delayed a scheduled 25 percent cut to Medicare physician reimbursement rates and pushed the ICD-10 compliance deadline to 2015.
The AGA Institute has collaborated with leading organizations to provide you with various resources to help ensure your smooth transition to ICD-10.
ICD-10 Top 50 Gastroenterology CM Codes Translation Guides
In collaboration with Rhonda Buckholtz, vice president of ICD-10 education and training at AAPC, AGA has developed easy to use translation guides for the top 50 most used GI-related diagnostic codes — one ranked alphabetically by disease state and the other ranked numerically by ICD-9-CM code. The guides are free to AGA members but you must login to view and download the pdf. Nonmembers can purchase either version of the translation guide for $25 each. The guides can only be downloaded and are not mailed.
AGA Members: Download the Guides
Nonmembers: Purchase the Downloadable PDF Guides (ICD-10-CM Guide Alpha Sort | ICD-10-CM Guide Numerical Order)
The GI Coding Advisor
Easily transition to ICD-10 using the GI Coding Advisor Gold Edition. This Web-based coding tool was created specifically for GI practices and includes a claim scrubber. Subscribe now, risk free for thirty days. Physicians have the tools needed to provide optimal care for their patients; shouldn’t medical billers and practice managers have the best tools to optimize revenue at their fingertips? Learn More
CMS ICD-10 Testing: July 21–25, 2014
CMS announced that they will conduct end-to-end testing with a limited number of health-care providers of varying sizes and types. The testing will take place July 21–25. Testing will be done on the full claims process from submission of the claim to Medicare through to receipt of the remittance advice by the physician. The following are details you need to know to register to participate in this testing:
- Interested physicians need to register with their Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC). Volunteer forms will be available on your MAC’s website as of March 7. Physicians will need to verify that they are ready to test. Completed forms must be submitted to your MAC by March 24.
- By April 14, MACs will notify the physicians and other providers that have been selected for the testing. Only 32 physicians and other providers will be selected by each MAC.
- Testing will be completed July 21 – 25. MACs will provide the testers with the specific details for how to complete the testing. Physicians can submit a total of 50 claims.
CMS is requesting that physicians interested in participating in the end-to-end testing have their ICD-10 updated software in place and internal testing completed prior to the July dates. The intent of testing is to ensure that your systems and workflow process that have been updated for ICD-10 are functioning correctly.
Additional information on the end-to-end testing is available in the following Medicare Learning Network article.
AAPC ICD-10-CM Code Translator
The ICD-10-CM code online translator tool allows you to compare ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM codes. (Note: this tool does not convert PCS codes.)
Learn about the administrative and clinical changes needed to successfully implement ICD-10. View the Dec. 13, 2013 recorded webinar on ICD-10. Only available to AGA members. Requires login.
AGA Coding & Billing Corner
Get answers to your coding and billing questions. Submit your question online. Members get two free questions per 30-day period and pay $20 for subsequent questions. Nonmembers pay $35 per question. Submit a Question
Reimbursement and Coding Seminars for Gastroenterology
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Review many additional resources on the ICD-10 transition. Additonal resources require AGA member login.