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Introduction to ICD-10

This guide is intended to provide health care professionals with an overview of ICD-10. Hyperlinks to the CMS website are included in the guide to direct you to more information and resources.

External web link - http://local.anvicare/media/1074/icd-10-intro-guide-cmsgov.pdf


The ICD-9 code sets used to report medical diagnoses and inpatient procedures will be replaced by the ICD-10 codes for services provided on or after October 1, 2014. These FAQs provide an overview of the transition to ICD-10 and point to resources for more information.

External web link - http://local.anvicare/media/1075/icd10faqs2013-cmsgov.pdf

ICD-10 Basics for Medical Practice

The ICD-10 transition takes planning, preparation, and time, so medical practices should continue working toward compliance. The following quick checklist will assist you with preliminary planning steps.

External web link - http://local.anvicare/media/1076/icd10_basics_for_medical_practices-cmsgov.pdf


Modifiers can be two digit numbers, two character modifiers, or alpha-numeric indicators. Modifiers provide additional information to payers to make sure your provider gets paid correctly for services rendered.

If appropriate, more than one modifier may be used with a single procedure code; however, are not applicable for every category of the CPT codes. Some modifiers can only used with a particular category and some are not compatible with others.

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