CHCACT is committed to supporting the CT FQHCs with the upcoming transition to ICD-10. In addition to the other training/technical assistance services being provided, CHCACT will update this webpage regularly with information, training opportunities, and other resources as they become available.

About ICD-10

As of October 1, 2015, everyone that is covered by the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA) will be required to transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10. It is critical to the financial sustainability of each practice to understand and effectively use the ICD-10 coding classification. This change will not affect CPT coding for outpatient and physician services.


Upcoming CHCACT ICD-10 Training Opportunities

*SAVE THE DATE! July 2015 CHCACT ICD-10 Trainings – Save the Date Flyer*

CHCACT will be hosting four CHCACT ICD-10 Provider Documentation Trainings in July 2015. CMEs and CEUs will be provided to session participants. To register, please contact Katie Henley at 860-667-7820 or

Other Upcoming ICD-10 Training Opportunities

NACHC will be providing a three-part webinar series for providers and clinical administrators called “It’s Really Happening… ICD-10.” It is encouraged that recommended attendees, including CMOs, Administrators, Clinical Administrators, should attend all three sessions. Shellie Sulzberger of Coding & Compliance Initiatives, Inc. will be the presenter (bio attached).

Part I: Let’s Review: ICD-10 Facts & Code Comparison

  • Date: Thursday, June 25, 2015
  • Attend Early AM Session (8 AM – 10 AM EST) OR Late AM Session (11 AM – 1 PM EST)
  • In this webinar, participants will:
    • Be provided with a brief introduction, including history and facts of ICD-10;
    • Learn more about the anatomy of an ICD-10 code; and
    • Gain knowledge about code comparisons and documentation.
  • To register, click here.

Part 2: ICD-10: Documentation & Common Errors

  • Date: Thursday, July 2, 2015
  • Attend Early AM Session (8 AM – 10 AM EST) OR Late AM Session (11 AM – 1 PM EST)
  • In this webinar, participants will:
    • Learn more about code comparisons and documentation;
    • Gain knowledge about common errors expected with ICD-10 implementation; and
    • Learn the importance of documentation and that’s is more than listing a diagnosis in the assessment and plan.
  • To register, click here.

Part 3: ICD-10: Coding Risk & Documentation Improvement

  • Date: Thursday, July 16, 2015
  • Attend Early AM Session (8 AM – 10 AM EST) OR Late AM Session (11 AM – 1 PM EST)
  • In this webinar, participants will:
    • Learn more about the relationship between clinical coding and business;
    • Gain insight into the importance of documentation and the risk areas; and
    • Understand the critical nature of Clinical Documentation Improvement.
  • To register, click here.

Informational Resources by Organization

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

CT DSS Connecticut Medical Assistance Program (CMAP)

National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)

World Health Organization


American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)


Informational Resources by Topic

Choosing an Implementation Team

How to Create a Training Plan

Assessment Tools

Potential Training Vendors

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) 

American Medical Association (AMA)

Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)

American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)

Association of Rural Health Professional Coders (ARHPC)

Priority Management Group (PMG)

Precyse University (via Healthstream)

Health Data Consulting (HDC)

Coding Leader

Synergy Billing

Payer Testing Opportunities

CHCACT was able to receive information from DSS regarding when Medicaid will begin accepting ICD-10 claims and when testing will be made available. HP Enterprise Services ( is currently accepting BETA testers on behalf of CT Medicaid for those interested in testing their X12 837 claims submission. If anyone is interested in submitting test claims, see the following document for testing procedures: ICD-10 Testing procedures for CT Medicaid. Specifics for production usage dates for ICD-10 include: “ambulatory and physician services provided on or after 10/1/2015 will use ICD-10 diagnosis codes and services provided prior to 10/1/2015 will use the ICD-9 code set. Inpatient discharges occurring on or after 10/1/2015 will use ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS codes.

CHCACT Contacts

If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding ICD-10, please feel free to contact any of the our three key staff members listed below. Thank you!

Mollie Melbourne

Chief Operating Officer

Rashad Collins

Director of Workforce Development

Katie Henley

Operations Manager