The Idaho ICD10 Collaborative is comprised of several partner groups: Providers, Payers, Educators, and Health Care Associations.
The Idaho ICD10 Collaborative supports three workgroups: Communications, Education and Testing.
June 6, 2014
CMS has created "Road to 10" which is a no cost tool for small practice physicians to assist with the transition to ICD-10. These tools will help practices build an action plan for implementation. To access the "Road to 10" visit: www.roadto10.org/
April 29, 2014
Idaho Medicaid recently hit an out-of-the-park home run demonstrating just how well claims adjudication can work at the physician level. Read about how Idaho Medicaid has prepared for the transition to ICD-10 at: http://icd10monitor.com/enews/item/1189-the-little-guys-did-it-perfectly
April 14, 2014
Idaho Medicaid announced that there will be no impact to the ICD-10 test schedule despite the recent announcement that the ICD-10 compliance date will be delayed by one year. Molina and Medicaid will continue with the scheduled transition to ICD-10 by 10/1/2014, however, will not begin accepting ICD-10 claims until the industry compliance date of October 1, 2015.
March 14, 2014
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that the Medicare Learning Network has released MLN Matters Number MM8602 with information on the ICD-10 end-to-end testing process. The article includes detailed instructions for providers and clearinghouses on how to volunteer to be chosen for end-to-end testing with Medicare in July 2014. If you are interested, the end-to-end testing volunteer form must be completed by March 24, 2014.
CMS has made available many resources to help providers, including small practices, get ready for ICD-10 implementation, to include specialty references and tools to build action plans to meet specific practice needs. To learn more and access the tools please visit:
September 20, 2013
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and industry partners have developed many resources to help you get ready for ICD-10. These tools provide information and step-by-step guidance for providers and staff to prepare for a smooth transition. We encourage you to share these resources with all members of your team who are taking part in the transition to ICD-10. Visit the new Online ICD-10 Implementation Guide available at: http://cms.gov/Medicare/Coding/ICD10/ProviderResources.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
May 31, 2013
In this Special Edition article, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) clarifies the policy for processing split claims for certain institutional encounters that span the ICD-10 implementation date (that is, when ICD-9 codes are effective for that portion of the services rendered on September MLN Matters® Number: SE1325 Related Change Request Number: To see MLN Matters®Number: SE1325 please visit: http://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNMattersArticles/Downloads/SE1325.pdf to read more.
April 23, 2013 (Reprinted from CMS News Updates)
National Government Services (NGS), under contract to CMS, is hosting a series of webinars to gather insights and feedback from the health care industry on end-to-end testing of ICD-10 and other HIPAA administrative simplification requirements.
NGS has posted draft checklists to the End-to-End Testing section of the CMS website for discussion during upcoming webinars. The checklists focus on testing for:
NGS and CMS will further refine these draft checklists based on industry feedback.
CMS and NGS look forward to your feedback. Please register to attend one of the following webinars by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 22, 2013
The Idaho ICD-10 Collaborative, a state-wide initiative to share educational resources and facilitate communication regarding testing challenges and concerns regarding the ICD-10 implementation process, has recently collected data on Idaho’s ICD-10 readiness. With implementation slated to go into effect on October 1, 2014, many health care providers are facing preparation, testing and implementation challenges as they prepare for the widespread changes involved.
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has set Oct. 1, 2014 as the deadline for health care providers and payers to comply with new International Classification of Diseases (ICD) coding standards. ICD-10 is a revision to the ICD-9 system used by health care providers to classify and code all diagnoses, symptoms and procedures documented in clinical care in the United States. This revision encompasses more than 68,000 diagnostic codes, compared to the 13,000 found in ICD-9. It also includes twice as many clinical categories and introduces alphanumeric category classifications for the first time.Through the Collaborative providers can find resources and will bring together healthcare providers, insurance and benefits plans, and government agencies to communicate the issues and create best practice policies to ease the transition for all of the various organizations involved. ICD-10 affects clinical practices and payers equally, creating a need for clear communication and coordination.
December 6, 2013
CMS has released a new recording of an ICD-10 training webinar conducted for the National Association of Community Health Centers. The video is available on the ICD-10 Provider Resources page.
This webinar includes information on:
December 3, 2013
The Idaho ICD-10 Collaborative is reaching out to health plans to gather information about each health plan’s preparation for ICD-10. This information may aid providers to adjust their testing
resources and plans to align with those of health plans/clearinghouses. This information is intended as a progress barometer and NOT as a
detail reporting of planned activities, outcomes or progress towards them. Preparation activities can be found for: