CMS seems intent on sticking to the ICD-10 deadline of October 1, 2015. Is your agency ready? As a reminder all claims with dates after September 30, 2015 must use ICD-10. You should develop a plan for your agency to transition and start implementation. Is your third-party biller, clearinghouse or software vendor also on track?
To select the most accurate code, you’ll need thorough documentation in your medical records. Your coders should not only have training in the new codes, but should also have a working knowledge of anatomy, physiology and medical terminology.