Now is the time to talk to your staff about the new ICD-10 codes and to reassess your practice’s transition plan with the assumption that new codes will be implemented Oct. 1, 2015.
“Use this time extension to ensure your systems and business processes are ready to go,” advised Sandy Miller, ISMA director of Practice Management.
Start with one of these two ICD-10 transition checklists from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) – one for small/medium practices and one for large practices – to determine what steps you’ve completed so far and what’s left on your to-do list:
Also, the CMS ICD-10 Provider Resource page has additional guides, videos and timelines to help you here.
The ISMA will be with you along the way during your transition. Each month in ISMA Reports, we will break down the steps to implementation to help you until ICD-10 goes live on Oct. 1, 2015.
You may also want to review our current library of ICD-10 specialty webinars at www.ismanet.org/education, but check back as more specialties are being added. Additionally, watch for an announcement about upcoming live sessions around the state.