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Avery Hurt

Avery Hurt

Avery Hurt is a freelance writer based in Birmingham, Ala. Her work has appeared in publications including Newsweek, The New Physician, Muse, Parents, USA Today, and the Washington Post. E-mail her at editor@physicianspractice.com.

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CMS recently offered new tools for the ICD-10 transition. But some providers are still floundering.

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With less than two months to go before the ICD-10 goes live, most physician practices haven't done readiness testing. Why not?

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Your patients probably don't care about ICD-10, but there may be situations in which you might want or need to tell them.


While recent concessions made by CMS on the ICD-10 transition may relieve stress for practices making the transition, some say it’s not enough.


Make the transition to the ICD-10 coding system a lot smoother with just a few tweaks to your practice work flow.

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Start planning now to make sure you have a well-rested and ready staff to handle the ICD-10 coding transition come Oct. 1.

ICD-10 Charts is a free tool to aid the coding transition, but also a gift from a son to his internist father to keep his private medical practice alive.

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Reduce the number of unpleasant surprises when the ICD-10 coding system goes live in October by starting tests now.


The ICD-10 coding system goes into effect October 1, but you may not be totally finished with the old codes for several weeks.

ICD-10 Procrastinator's Six-Month Timeline

ICD-10 will be here before you know it. Here's what you need to do before October 1.


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