tci Part B Insider - 2014 Issue 10

ICD-10: Talk to Workers' Comp Insurers Now to Head Off ICD-10 Issues

Although not required to transition to the new coding system, they might anyway. Training your staff members about ICD-10 codes and updating your software to handle the new diagnoses is a great start to your ICD-10 transition plan, but the job isn’t completed just yet. There are a few additional steps that you’ll need to take between now and the Oct. 1 implementation date, experts said during CMS’s March 13 webinar, “ICD-10 Overview: Basics and Transition Tips.”  Keep An Eye on ‘Non-covered’ Entities Although Medicare, Medicaid, and most private health plans will...

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