While CMS has announced that the conversion from ICD-9 to ICD-10 won't take place until October, 1, 2014, there are steps medical practices need to take today to prepare.
Perhaps you were already on your way for being ready for the initial 2013 implementation date, but likely, you were relieved for a one-year reprieve. Either way, there is still a lot of work to be done to get your entire medical practice – physicians included – on-board with the myriad coding possibilities looming on the horizon.
On October 10, Jackie Stack, CPC, an ICD-10 specialist for the AAPC held a live webinar, providing an overview of the ICD-10 transition and tips and advice for how your practice can prepare. Access the on-demand video presentation here.
For more information on the ICD-10 transition, please read:
Preparing Your Medical Practice for ICD-10
It's too early for staff to learn new ICD-10 codes, but there are some other key steps your practice can take today to be ready for the looming changes.
ICD-10: Next Steps for Physicians' Practices
Sure, ICD-10 implementation is two years away, but there are things your medical practice should start doing today to prepare.
ICD-10: Why You Shouldn't Wait
It's understandable that you'd want to avoid thinking about transitioning to the coming ICD-10 code set. 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 denials and ensure a smooth conversion.
For more information, be sure to see our Coding Topic Resource Center.