A recent $65M False Claims Act settlement highlights physicians' responsibility to provide the best care as well as correctly document and appropriately code it.
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.