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News: CMS offers ICD-10 updates and training tools

CDI Strategies, October 27, 2011

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CMS recently updated its Medicare Severity (MS) Grouper with Medicare Code Editor (MCE) ICD-10 R1 Pilot Software and its ICD-10 MS-DRG RI Definitions Manual. Further information is available on the CMS website at http://www.cms.gov/ICD10/17_ICD10_MS_DRG_Conversion_Project.asp. To access the definitions manual, select the link in the “Related Links Inside CMS” section of the webpage. To access the software, select the link in the “Related Links Outside CMS” section of the webpage.

CMS also recently published presentations related to its August 3 National Provider Call titled “ICD-10 Implementation Strategies for Physicians.” Those interested can watch the presentation on CMS’ YouTube Channel. An additional program titled “Implementation Strategies for Physician and Non-physician Practitioners” is also available.
 
CMS also created four podcasts and transcripts of the August 3 presentation including:
  • Podcast 1 of 4: Welcome and Implementation Strategies for Physicians
  • Podcast 2 of 4: Overview and Presentations by CMS Subject Matter Experts
  • Podcast 3 of 4: Question and Answer Session
  • Podcast 4 of 4: Question and Answer Session Continued
To download the materials, visit the CMS website at http://www.cms.gov/ICD10/Tel10/itemdetail.asp?itemID=CMS1249632, and scroll to the “Downloads” section at the bottom of the page. To access the video slideshows, select the links in the “Related Links Outside CMS” section of the webpage.



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