BC Advantage - 2013 Issue 2

ICD-10: Prepare the WAY!

By Kathleen Rowland, CPC, CPC-I, CEMCThe planning must begin!! The final rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has set the ICD-10 implementation date as October 1, 2014. Implementation is much more than simply purchasing new code books and learning new code sets. Many areas of your practice and operations will be affected. This is the biggest change to hit health care thus far. The recent one year delay allowed extra time for the necessary preparations but this additional time should not be wasted.Minimize Financial Impact Where You CanStrategic planning and anticipation of productivity issues...

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