CME credits available for completing ICD-10 modules

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;
  • training;
  • working with vendors and payers;
  • search tools; and
  • resources.

[See also: ICD-10 upgrade: what to expect from vendors.]

Questions or requests for technical assistance with the CME modules can be directed to .