CMS Releases ICD-10 Next Steps Toolkit

HCPRO Website, March 4, 2016

CMS has released a Next Steps Toolkit to help providers track and improve upon a facility’s ICD-10 progress. The toolkit, which is available for download through the CMS website, features five pages of information which includes resources on how to:

  • Assess ICD-10 progress using key performance indicators to identify potential productivity or cash flow issues
  • Address opportunities for improvement
  • Maintain progress and keep up-to-date on ICD-10

The toolkit includes educational sources for clinicians and coders to use when troubleshooting various topics such as software issues or code selection problems. CMS plans to release a companion infographic with simple steps from the Next Steps Toolkit in coming weeks.