CMS Releases ICD-10 Claims Data for October (11/12/2015)
CMS Releases ICD-10 Claims Data for October From Nov. 12: CMS released a fact sheet comparing Medicare claim processing numbers for the first 27 days of ICD-10. The factsheet shows that the number of denied claims is close to the historical baseline. Read more.
CMS Releases New ICD-10 Infographic (10/15/2015)
As physicians and practice management staff continue to adapt to ICD-10, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released an infographic ICD-10 coding reference sheet. Along with a quick overview of the new coding process, the infographic includes links to pertinent CMS resources. Read more.
ICD-10 Is Here (10/1/2015)
Today is the day of ICD-10 implementation. Visit the Academy's ICD-10 Coding Resources webpage for your implementation needs. Read more.
1 Week to ICD-10: Prepare with the Academy's Excel Alphanumeric Superbill (9/24/2015)
Use this convenient spreadsheet of common ENT codes designed to assist otolaryngology practices in quickly submitting complete procedure and diagnosis codes from a patient visit for reimbursement. Read more.
CMS Announces Policy for Orders Following ICD-10 Implementation (9/24/2015)
CMS announced that it is not requiring updated orders for lab, radiology services, or any other services after ICD-10 implementation on October 1. However, all claims will need to include a valid ICD-10-CM diagnosis code for services ordered after October 1. Read more.
2 Weeks to ICD-10: Prepare with this Miniseminar (9/17/2015)
View this recording of a Miniseminar presented at last year’s Annual Meeting that includes tips and resources for the transition to ICD-10. View the recording here.
CMS Clarifies ICD-10 Claims Issues Process (9/17/2015)
This past week, CMS announced that providers should contact their local Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) with ICD-10 claims issues. The ICD-10 Coordination Center will function as a second level of appeal for ICD-10 claims. The center is expected to begin operations by October 1. Read more.
3 Weeks to ICD-10: Prepare with the HP Update (9/10/2015)
Your member benefits include subscriptions to the monthly HP Update and newsletters that offer the latest information about ICD-10 changes. Keep an eye on your inbox and take advantage of these updates. Read more.
Is ICD-10 Ready for Launch? (9/3/2015)
With exactly one month to go until the Oct. 1 ICD-10 implementation date, the big question is whether or not the health-care industry is ready. Based on a recently completed week of end-to-end ICD-10 testing, the answer appears to be yes. Read more.
CMS Final ICD-10 End-to-End Testing Week a Success (9/3/2015)
July 20 – 24 marked this final end-to-end testing week. CMS systems demonstrated that they are ready to accept and process ICD-10 claims. Approximately 1,200 providers and billing companies participated, and testers submitted over 29,000 test claims. Read more.
4 Weeks to ICD-10: Prepare with the AAPC's ICD-10 Resources (9/3/2015)
You can access online training tools, webinars, and eCourses with your Academy membership. Read more.
5 Weeks to ICD-10: Prepare with the CMS Lookup Tool (8/27/2015)
Bookmark this tool that allows you to keyword search for the appropriate ICD-10 code.
6 Weeks to ICD-10: Prepare with Improved Documentation Practices (8/20/2015)
Review this Bulletin article to help you determine what to focus on when improving the specificity of your documentation.
7 Weeks to ICD-10: Prepare by Communicating with Your Payers and Vendors (8/13/2015)
Use this list of questions prepared by the Academy to ensure a smooth transition to ICD-10 with your payers and vendors.
8 Weeks to ICD-10: Prepare with the Academy's ICD-9 to ICD-10 Crosswalk Chart (8/6/2015)
Consult this easy reference guide that lists commonly used ENT ICD-9-CM codes with their ICD-10-CM counterparts.
9 Weeks to ICD-10: Prepare with the Academy’s Sample ICD-10 ENT Superbills (7/30/2015)
10 Weeks to ICD-10: Prepare with the AAO-HNSF's Coding and Practice Management Workshop (7/23/2015)
Learn new information and tips to be compliant with ICD-10 when you arrive early to the Annual Meeting to participate in ICD-10-CM for Otolaryngology on September 26, from 1:00 – 5:00 pm CT. Read more.
Academy Signs onto AMA ICD-10 Letter (3/9/2015)
The Academy along with several other organizations signed onto a letter sent by the American Medical Association (AMA) to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) urging CMS to publish further data on ICD-10 testing results, EHR vendor readiness, details on avoiding adverse impacts on quality measurement, risk mitigation plans and more. View the Letter
Volunteer for ICD-10 Testing - Forms Due January 9 (3/9/2015)
During the week of April 26 through May 1, 2015, a second sample group of roughly 850 providers will have the opportunity to participate in ICD-10 end-to-end testing with Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) and the Common Electronic Data Interchange (CEDI) contractor. To apply as a volunteer, vist your regional MAC's website and submit a volunteer form through the MAC for your jurisdiction.