Preparing for the ICD-10 Transition

Betty Hovey of AAPC explains the looming medical coding transition to ICD-10 and how to prepare your medical practice.

On Oct. 1, 2014, medical practices nationwide will begin using the ICD-10 code set, marking the largest shift in medical coding since 1979 when ICD-9 was implemented.

Even though the transition is a year away, there is a lot for medical practices to start doing right now.

In this webinar, recorded on Oct. 15, 2013, Betty Hovey, CPC, CPC-H, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CPCD, of AAPC
explains the transition to ICD-10 codes, including clinical documentation assessment and training, for your medical practice.

You can also download the slide deck from this presentation as well as a whitepaper from our sponsor, Meditab, entitled "Is Your Practice Ready for ICD-10?"

Hovey, the director of ICD-10 development and training for AAPC, has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare field, having worked in a variety of settings with multiple specialties and health plans. She has spoken at national and regional conferences on ICD-10 and authored multiple articles on coding, billing, and the new code set.

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Also, find all the resources your medical practice needs regarding the upcoming transition in our ICD-10 topic resource center.