While the bad news may be having to learn a whole new code set, ICD-10-CM, the good news is you have more time to prepare for the transition date, now proposed for Oct. 1, 2014.
Begin training and education – and that means physicians too. Use this time to start important conversations with your vendors about their readiness efforts and stay informed about payers’ progress toward ICD-10.
ISMA educational seminars can jump-start you on the road to ICD-10. Check the ISMA seminar page for details; sessions will be held around the state. And the AAPC offers training for coding staff; visit the website.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has a Web page to keep you informed and moving forward. Check for updates regularly here.
In addition, use these CMS resources: