April 18, 2011

New Internet Portal to Help Providers Transition to ICD-10 Launches Today

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(April 19, 2011)---The company that introduced the nation’s first website to help providers grapple with the federal government’s Recovery Audit Contractor program (www.RACmonitor.com) today launched ICD-10monitor.com.

The site, www.icd10monitor.com, was simultaneously launched with the inaugural edition of its bi-monthly e-newsletter, “ICD10monitor E-news.” The International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9CM) will be replaced by The International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD-10-CM) effective October 2013. The conversion represents a major change for America’s healthcare system as ICD-10 affects all providers, vendors and care settings.

“We launched RACmonitor in 2008 to help healthcare providers prepare for the Recovery Audit Contractors and we continue to do so with more than 30,000 visitors coming to our site each month in order to keep abreast of ongoing RAC activities,” said Chuck Buck, publisher for both RACmonitor and ICD10monitor.

“Three years later, we’re now providing them with a single source of news and information to help them in their implementation of ICD-10,” said Buck. “This transition from I-9 to I-10 represents a sea change and we see our role as helping to bring together providers, vendors and payers for the betterment of healthcare in America not only through the transition but beyond 2013 with webinars, podcasts, in-depth feature articles that address every department and setting in healthcare — from labs and radiology to rehabilitation and hospice.”

The centerpiece is the icd10monitor.com website. The site not only features articles written for the many different hospital departments that are preparing for the transition, but also features ICDuniversity.com that will be producing Webinars and a bookstore that will sell on-demand webcasts and e-books. ICD10monitor is a division of RAC Monitor, LLC.

About ICD-10monitor

ICD10monitor, a division of RAC Monitor, LLC, is an online news and information source created to help healthcare providers make informed decisions as they transition to ICD-10, a process mandated by Congress under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). ICD10monitor .com is not affiliated with any governmental agency but is a reliable source for healthcare providers in all settings.