August Open Door Forums on Electronic Health Records & ICD-10

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is hosting a series of informational calls to provide an overview of, and answer questions related to, the temporary certification program for electronic health record (EHR) technology.  

Participants will hear an overview of the program and be able to ask questions.

One more call is scheduled for August 2010 (the first was held on August 18):

Wednesday, August 25, 2010, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT

Call-in Information
Phone Number: 888-324-9617
Participant Passcode: 4584230

Recordings and transcripts for each call will be made available on the ONC web site.

For more information about the temporary certification program and the final rule, please visit


ICD-10 Implementation in a 5010 Environment Follow-Up National Provider Call- The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a follow-up national provider conference call on “ICD-10 Implementation in a 5010 Environment”.

Subject matter experts will review basic information on both ICD-10 and 5010 and explain how they are interrelated. A question and answer session will follow the presentations.

When: Monday, September 13, 2010;
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET;

Target Audience: Medical coders, physician office staff, provider billing staff, health records staff, vendors, educators, system maintainers and all Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) providers.

The following topics will be discussed: ICD-10; ICD-10 implementation for services provided on and after October 1, 2013; Differences between ICD-10 and ICD-9-CM codes; ICD-10-CM basic information for all users; Tools for converting codes – General Equivalence Mappings (GEMs); Proposal to freeze ICD-9-CM and ICD-10 code updates except for new technologies and diseases; HIPAA Version 5010; Compliance dates and timelines (No contingencies); 5010 before and after ICD-10 Implementation; Readiness review for implementing HIPAA version 5010 and D.0; What you need to be doing to prepare; Medicare fee-for-service activities update; Other issues and considerations.

This toll-free teleconference will include a question and answer session. For more information and to register for this informative session, please go to


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