Information on Coding from the AAFP

CMS has released the final HIPAA-mandated code set implementation date for the International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) as October 1, 2015.

Note: CMS announced in July 2015 that it will grant a one-year grace period for the ICD-10 transition. This means that while the implementation date is still October 1, Medicare claims will not be denied based on which diagnosis code was selected as long as the physician submits an ICD-10 code from an appropriate family of codes. More »

The AAFP has created tools to assist practices with the preparation and change to this new system.


Frequently Asked Questions About ICD-10
Get the answers to your ICD-10 questions with our FAQ.

ICD-10 Timeline (1 page PDF)
A timeline to assist physicians in preparing the transition to ICD-10, including assessing, budgeting, planning, communicating, training, implementing, and monitoring.

CPT Coding & Payment Issues

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Tools for Transitional Care Management

FAQ on Transitional Care Management (2 page PDF)

Transitional Care 30-day Worksheet (2 page PDF)

ICD-10: You Can Start Small

ICD-10 has almost 70,000 codes, but you don't need to know them all. Start with this infographic from CMS to help with your implementation.

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