ICD-10 Implementation Date set for October 1, 2015 … and confidence is high!

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a Final Rule on July 31, 2014 setting October 1, 2015 as the new ICD-10 implementation/compliance date. This implementation/compliance date allows coders, providers, insurance companies, and others in the health care industry time to ramp up their operations and training to ensure their systems and business processes are ready to go on October 1, 2015.

Confidence is high that this new implementation/compliance date of October 1, 2015 will not change. Recently the ICD-10 advocates in Washington DC were successful in thwarting a new delay effort by a couple of state medical associations. These ICD-10 advocates include the Coalition for ICD-10, which includes (among others) AHIMA, AHA, AMBA, AMIA, CHIME, BlueCross BlueShield Association, and 3M Health Information Systems. The Coalition for ICD-10 plans to remain vigilant in defeating any attempts to delay ICD-10.

The countdown to implementation is now less than 9 months away. It’s time ramp up your ICD-10 training and practice. Channel Publishing is ready to help you with your ICD-10 code book and training needs, including:
          2015 Enhanced Generic ICD-10-CM/PCS code books
          Seminar-In-A-Box Learning ICD-10 DVD training (individual and professional versions)
          Mastering ICD-10-CM/PCS Exercise Books
          Mastering the ICD-10-CM/PCS Guidelines Exercise Books

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Posted 1-1-15


Over the past 26+ years, Channel Publishing has offered quality, affordable ICD-9-CM coding products.  Our groundbreaking “The Educational Annotation of ICD-9-CM” was the first code book to include medical definitions written by a coder for coders.

We’ll continue this tradition with ICD-10. Even though ICD-10 has been delayed, it’s still important to train for the new coding system and keep your skills sharp. Our “delay-proof” Seminar–In-A-Box training DVDs can be reviewed at any time and our Mastering Exercise books will help keep your ICD-10 knowledge current. Our coder-friendly training products and code books are also very budget friendly.

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