According to the ADVANCE Perspective HIM Blog, the American Academy of Professional Coders, a trade association dedicated to serving the medical coding industry, recently created an ICD-10 resource site in preparation for the government’s mandated ICD-10 changeover in October 2013.
ICD-10 is expected to affect all heathcare professionals, not just the administrative medical coders and medical billing staff.
Among the key features include:
- An ICD-10 code conversion tool allowing users to translate an ICD-9 code to ICD-10 instantly;
- ICD-10 news and articles from industry experts helping prepare for implementation;
- Two interactive floor plan tools that show how ICD-10 affects all aspects of a practice or health plan; and
- An online application used to track and graphically measure the ICD-10 implementation progress.
For further information about ICD-10 implementation, please visit the AAPC ICD-10 site.