ICD-10 Resource Center
The Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS) announced the new deadline for ICD-10 implementation will be Oct. 1, 2015. The delay to the Oct. 1, 2014 date was included in the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014, which stated that ICD-10 could not be adopted prior to Oct. 1, 2015. The government expects to issue an interim final rule in the near future that will officially include the new 2015 compliance date and require physician practices and other HIPAA-covered entities to continue to use ICD-9-CM through Sept. 30, 2015.
The AGA Institute has collaborated with leading organizations to provide you with various resources to help ensure your smooth transition to ICD-10.
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.
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)
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.)
LCDs Converted to ICD-10
A list of Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) converted to ICD-10 is available on the CMS' LCDs by Contractor Index. Use the scroll box on the index to select your Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) and select the “Submit” button to view a list of states that the specified MAC services. You can then select your MAC name from the table to view the future translated LCDs.
Reimbursement and Coding Seminars for Gastroenterology
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
The GI Coding Advisor
Easily transition to ICD-10 using the GI Coding Advisor. 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
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Review many additional resources on the ICD-10 transition. Additonal resources require AGA member login.