Can you code when a patient is so distraught an appropriate history cannot be obtained, nor can a mental status exam be performed?
With so much else changing in healthcare, it's understandable that you'd want to avoid thinking about transitioning to the coming ICD-10 code set. Hey, even the federal government delayed implementation to 2014.
But the longer you wait to start, the tougher it will be to make the switch, and the more likely you are to lose money. Here's what you need to know to avoid claims denial and ensure a smooth conversion.