Start Your Transition Checklist Today
The transition to ICD-10 involves extensive changes to your practice’s systems and processes, so make sure you allow enough time to plan for everything that must happen prior to October 1, 2014. Consider scheduling regular meetings with your staff so everyone understands what will be required for both the clinical and business sides of the practice. If you focus on preparation and training today,it will help ease the transition for you, your staff and your patients.
Now is the time for your practice to get smart about ICD-10. Why? Because:
- ICD-10 is a much more granular classification system than ICD-9.
- The list of codes is expanding from about 15,000 to 150,000.
- The coding logic and format are both new.
Checklists and timelines provide an at-a-glance view of what you need to do to get ICD-10 ready. Start your ICD-10 transition checklist today by visiting the CMS website.
Article Resource: “Small and Medium Practices: ICD-10 Transition Checklist” located on the CMS website.