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Uncover this helpful GEM to assist with ICD-10 transition

APCs Insider, July 17, 2009

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ICD-10 implementation is nearly three years away, but CMS is ramping up its educational resources now to equip providers with the necessary tools to begin the transition.
 
CMS and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention want to help providers take the first step toward implementation. These agencies, along with AHIMA and the American Hospital Association, have created General Equivalence Mappings (GEM). This is a bidirectional tool to aid providers in the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10. It demonstrates how a code in one set (i.e., the source system) translates to the other (i.e., the target system), with conversions based on code book instructions, index entries, and Coding Clinic advice.
 
Continue reading “Uncover this helpful GEM to assist with ICD-10 transition” online. Briefings on Coding Compliance Strategies subscribers have free access to this article in their July issue.



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