Did you know that you could earn continuing medical education (CME) credits while gaining practical guidance for the ICD-10 transition? Two ICD-10 video lectures and an expert article are available at no cost from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) through an arrangement with Medscape Education.
Physicians who complete the modules will receive CME credits and a certificate of completion. If you are not a member of Medscape, you will be prompted to fill out a brief registration form before gaining access to the modules.
[See also: ICD-10 tips for the ICD-tender physician.]
The videos, ICD-10: A Guide for Small and Medium Practices and ICD-10: A Guide for Large Practices, feature Daniel J. Duvall, MD, MBA, medical officer with CMS's Hospital and Ambulatory Policy Group. The content covers:
- global differences between ICD-9 and ICD-10;
- how ICD-10 will have different impacts on practices of different sizes; and
- basic transition planning steps and resources.
The article, Transition to ICD-10: Getting Started, written by Joseph Nichols, MD, of Health Data Consulting, covers:
- documentation improvements;
- the coder-clinician relationship;
- working with vendors and payers;
- search tools; and
[See also: ICD-10 upgrade: what to expect from vendors.]
Questions or requests for technical assistance with the CME modules can be directed to .