As you know, all providers must transition to ICD-10 codes beginning Thursday, October 1, 2015. ASCRS•ASOA created an ICD-10 Resource Center  to assist members in preparing for the ICD-10 implementation, which includes ASCRS•ASOA ICD-10 materials, CMS ICD-10 resources, information on upcoming ASOA ICD-10 training events, and information on how to get your ICD-10 questions answered after the October 1 transition. In addition, ASCRS•ASOA’s ICD-10 Resource Center  includes links to CMS resources, many of which have been updated recently, including its ICD-10 webpage  and Road to ICD-10 . Be sure to visit ASCRS•ASOA’s Resource Center frequently as new or updated information will be posted there as soon as it is available.
You can also view CMS’ updated Clarifying Questions and Answers  related to the ICD-10 flexibility guidance, contact CMS’ ICD-10 Coordination Center  if you have ICD-10 questions, or contact the ICD-10 Ombudsman , who is an impartial advocate for providers’ ICD-10 concerns.
This week, CMS also announced it would proceed with the transition to ICD-10 even if the government shuts down on October 1. Congressional leaders are currently struggling to pass a continuing resolution to avert the shutdown on October 1, so CMS has developed contingency plans for ICD-10 should the funding issue not be resolved.
ASCRS•ASOA will be hosting a web seminar titled "ICD-10: Your Questions Answered – Part 5" with Rose & Associates on October 7 from 2:00–3:00 pm EST.
Join this webinar to ask any questions you may have after the first week of ICD-10 implementation. The web seminar is free for ASCRS•ASOA members with a promo code, which can be obtained by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org .