Thursday, October 8, 2015

CMS ICD-10 Ombudsman and Coordination Center Available

I received the email below from CMS today, and thought I would share it with you.
CMS has established a coordination center and an ombudsman to help providers
 through this difficult transition to ICD-10. These are fantastic resources for providers,
so that they can resolve issues once they've exhausted their attempts to find the right
code for a situation.  It's reprinted below, and we hope you find it helpful.
Because of CMS formatting that I can't change, it does appear a little funny on our site, but the information is so useful, I hope you'll look past that.

News Updates | October 7, 2015

ICD-10 Ombudsman and ICD-10 Coordination Center
Here to Support Your Transition Needs

It’s important that you know help’s available if you have problems with ICD-10:
ICD-10 Ombudsman
Dr. Rogers, a practicing emergency room physician, is known to many of you 

 already. Since 2002, he has been the Director of the Agency’s Physicians
 Regulatory Issues Team, assisting physicians, other practitioners, and medical societies in identifying and simplifying Medicare policies and regulations. His role 
as ombudsman will be to be a one-stop shop for you with questions and concerns
 and to be your internal advocate inside CMS.
ICD-10 Coordination Center
The Coordination Center is a dedicated group of Medicare, Medicaid, and

   information technology systems experts drawn from across CMS. They have
 the full support of the entire CMS staff to address any issues quickly and 
First-Line ICD-10 Information and Support
  1. For general ICD-10 information, we have many resources on our                CMS ICD-10 website and Road to 10 webpage.
  2. Contact the MAC for Medicare claims questions. Your MAC                             is your first line for Medicare claims help. MACs cannot                                     respond to questions about Medicaid or Commercial health plans.
Keep Up to Date on ICD-10
Visit the CMS ICD-10 website and for the latest news and
 resources, including the ICD-10 Quick Start Guide. Sign up for
 CMS ICD-10 Email Updates and follow us on Twitter.

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