National Provider Conference Call

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a national provider conference call on "ICD-10 Implementation in a 5010 Environment".

When:                         Tuesday, June 15, 2010 
Time:                           12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET

Target Audience: Medical coders, physician office staff, provider billing staff, health records staff, vendors, educators, system maintainers and all Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) providers

The following topics will be discussed:

·         ICD-10 implementation for services provided on and after October 1, 2013
·         Benefits of ICD-10
·         Differences between ICD-10 and ICD-9-CM codes 
·         Tools for converting codes – General Equivalence Mappings (GEMs)
·         Proposal to freeze ICD-9-CM and ICD-10 code updates except for new technologies and diseases

HIPAA Version 5010
·         General Overview HIPAA version 5010 and D.0 and who is impacted
·         Compliance dates
·         Benefits
·         5010 scope versus ICD-10 Scope
·         What you need to do to prepare
·         Timelines
·         Medicare FFS implementation of HIPAA version 5010 and D.0
·         Impact on paper claim forms

This toll-free teleconference will include a question and answer session. For more information and to register for this informative conference call, please go to on the CMS website. 

Registration for this call will close at 12:00 p.m. ET on June 14, 2010, or when available space has been filled. No exceptions will be made. Please register as early as possible.

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