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

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The company that introduced the nation’s first website to help providers grapple with the federal government’s Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program ( today launched

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

“We launched 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 and “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,” Buck added. “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 and in-depth feature articles that address every department and setting in healthcare — from labs and radiology to rehabilitation and hospice.”

The centerpiece is the website. The site not only posts articles written for the many different hospital departments preparing for the transition, but it also features, which 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 ICD10monitor

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). is not affiliated with any governmental agency but is a reliable source for healthcare providers in all settings.

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