ICD-10 Next Steps: For the Prepared and Procrastinators

Angie Comfort of AHIMA gives you quick tips on what you should do to prepare for ICD-10 in 2015, whether your practice was ready or not in 2014.

For some medical practices, the delay in implementing the ICD-10 coding set from Oct. 1, 2014, to Oct. 1, 2015, was a disappointment, having spent months preparing and testing for readiness.  For others, it was a blessing, as October 2014 was fast approaching, but their readiness was slow in developing.

With a new target for the coding transition in place, Angie Comfort, director of health information management practice excellence for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), provides quick tips for those practices ready to move forward to ICD-10 and those just beginning their efforts.