The biggest change to coding in 30 years takes effect Oct. 1: the implementation of the ICD-10-CM code set. For all commercial and federal claims with dates of service on or after Oct. 1, 2015, you must use ICD-10. The change affects commercial payers and Medicare and Medicaid.
Under the grace period announced July 6, CMS will not deny claims submitted in the proper “family” of codes, but you must use ICD-10 codes for dates of service Oct. 1, 2015, and on.
To help your practice use ICD-10 successfully, the Academy and the American Academy of Ophthalmic Executives have developed a number of resources to guide you through the transition, including an ophthalmology-specific ICD-10 book, several courses and a growing online library of answers to your questions. Visit aao.org/icd10 to learn more.
Subspecialty Quick Guides
To help you code ICD-10 correctly, the Academy and AAOE have developed several quick-reference guides for common procedures.
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The Academy has everything you and your practice need to successfully use ICD-10.
Practices from around the country have shared superbills and other resources created in their own transition to ICD-10. View peer resources.
Academy-Produced ICD-10 Coding Products
2016 ICD-10-CM for Ophthalmology: Complete Reference
This book is the ultimate reference for coding ophthalmic diagnoses using the new ICD-10 code set. Features include: commonly used ICD-9 and ICD-10 crosswalks, diagnosis codes listed alphabetically and alphanumerically and quick reference guides by subspecialty. Also available as a Web-based tool.
Conquering ICD-10-CM: Your “How-To” Guide for Ophthalmology
A companion to the 2016 ICD-10-CM for Ophthalmology reference book, this work book includes coding and ICD-10 scenarios across all subspecialties.
Online Course: 90 Minutes to Conquering ICD-10-CM for Ophthalmology
This 90-minute interactive course helps you smoothly and successfully transition to ICD-10. It shows you how to select new ICD-10 codes correctly every time.
Conquering ICD-10-CM for Ophthalmology Collection (#0120391V)
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If you have any further questions, email ICD10@aao.org.