Now is not the time to stall your preparation to transition to ICD-10. You should continue to move forward with the next step no matter where you are.
By this time, you should be dual coding and assuring that the clinical documentation is available to code appropriately – providing you’ve kept up to date with the transition.
Some practices have delayed preparing for ICD-10. If you are one of those practices, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has an excellent tool for you.
CMS created the website Road to 10 to help you jump start the transition to ICD-10. Created with guidance from physicians in small practices, Road to 10 is a no-cost tool that will help you no matter where you are in preparation for the transition. Find the tool here.
The ISMA is here to answer all your ICD-10 CM questions. For more information, see the education section on the ISMA website. Visit this page often for specialty education and ICD-10 news.