During the Nov. 5 MLN Connects™ national provider call on transitioning to ICD-10, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) speakers covered a variety of topics, providing very useful information to audience members preparing for the Oct. 1, 2015 compliance date. 

A transcript of the call will be available at a later date, while slides used during the session are available on the MLN Connects website now

Denesecia Green with the CMS Administrative Simplification Group focused her remarks on CMS readiness efforts (including an update on CMS industry partnerships, such as training collaborations with the American Health Information Management Association, or AHIMA, the American Academy of Professional Coders, or AAPC), the Professional Association of Health Care Office Management, or PAHCOM, plus the National Association of Community Health Centers). Green said the purpose of the training arrangement is “to reach small physician practices for information dissemination and ‘boots on the ground’ training.’”

Green also recognized the CMS partnership with the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), along with other partners in creating the “ICD-10 Success Implementation Initiative.” 

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