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.

ICD-10 Webinar

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)

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

Keep up-to-date on reimbursement, coding and compliance changes through these seminarsRegister for a Seminar.

AGA Coding & Billing Corner

Get answers to your coding and billing questions from American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) certified GI coding and billing specialists. Submit your question online. As of Dec. 15, 2016, AGA members pay $25 per question. Nonmembers pay $50 per question. Submit a Question

Additional Resources

Review many additional resources on the ICD-10 transition. Additonal resources require AGA member login.