International Classification of Diseases -ICD

Sample ENT Superbill for ICD-9 to ICD-10 Conversion:

This sample ICD-10 superbill is designed to assist otolaryngology practices in quickly completing and submitting procedure(s) and diagnosis(s) codes from a patient visit for reimbursement. It is generally customized for an otolaryngology office and contains fields for patient information, the most common CPT (procedure) and ICD-10-CM (diagnostic) codes used by that office. The Microsoft Word version below is designed to be customizable by users according to frequently billed procedures and associated diagnostic codes used in their office. This superbill is designed solely as an exercise in demonstrating the process of transitioning to the new ICD-10-CM coding system. It does not represent an endorsement by the Academy of the use of superbills or this particular superbill format.

Other Academy Resources: 

Academy Bulletin Articles on ICD-10:

External ICD-10 Resources for Small Practices:

External ICD-10 Resources for All Practices:

ICD-9 Resources:

What's New?

*NEW* Participate in Medicare ICD-10 Testing (3/18/2014)
As a result of persistent stakeholder advocacy, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that they will conduct end-to-end testing with a limited number of health care providers of varying sizes and types, including physician practices.   The testing will take place July 21 – 25Click Here for Further Details

AMA Urges CMS to Reconsider ICD-10 Mandate in Letter to HHS (2/12/2014)
On February 12, the American Medical Association  sent a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) claiming that ICD-10 impedes physician progress to a performance based environment and will be financially disastrous for physicians in small or large practices. Read the letter here

Report to AMA Reflects Costs of ICD-10 Transition Are Higher Than Original Forecast (2/12/2014)
On February 12, Nachimson Advisors, LLC provided an updated report to the American Medical Association with an updated forecast for the costs of ICD-10 for typical small, medium, and large group practices. The updated cost estimates are significantly higher than its original forecast based on a report in 2008. Click here to view the 2014 report.

Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) Research Shows Less Than 10% Ready for ICD-10  (2/3/2014)
The MGMA recently released a report that reflects that less than 10 percent of small practices are ready for the full transition to ICD-10 that will occur on October 1st of this year. View the report.

Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange's Survey Results Indicate Providers Not Ready for ICD-10 (4/11/2013)
On April 11, the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) sent a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) arguing that based on its recent survey results,  the healthcare industry is not making enough progress to manage a smooth transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 by October 2014. To view the letter, click here.

CMS Response Indicates ICD-10 Implementation Will Continue As Planned on October 1, 2014 (2/12/2013)
On February 12th, Marilyn Tavenner, Acting Administrator for the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), responded to the AMA's December 20, 2012 sign-on letter regarding ICD-10. The administration is declining the AMA's request to halt the implementation of ICD-10. Furthermore, the administration has determined that it will move forward with the implementation date of October 1, 2014. To view the letter, click here.

Academy Signs on to ICD-10 Sign-on letter Advocating to Halt ICD-10 Implementation (12/20/2012)
On December 20, 2012, the Academy along with numerous other physician associations and organizations signed on to a letter to the Acting Administrator at the Center for Medicare / Medicaid Services (CMS) to halt the implementation of the ICD-10 code set as a necessary step for removing regulatory burden from physicians and ensuring that small physician practices are able to keep their doors open. To view the letter, click here.

ICD-10 UPDATE: HHS Finalizes October 1, 2014 as ICD-10 Compliance Deadline (8/24/2012)

On Friday August 24th, The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finalized its proposed rule that among other things, establishes a unique health plan identifier (HPID) requirement for health plans and delays the ICD-10 compliance deadline to October 1, 2014.  For further details, see HPA's summary of the final rule (member login required).

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