A second test of more than 23,000 test claims shows the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) systems are ready to accept ICD-10 claims. According to CMS, the acceptance rate for the April end-to-end testing was higher than in January.
Now make sure your staff – front office to IT support – is prepared for ICD-10.
The exact amount of training needed will vary, so an assessment should be done. Some questions you need to ask are: How much do they need to know? What changes will they need to adopt? Answering these questions will help you get the most out of your education dollars.
The first step might be viewing the “Preparing for the Transition to ICD-10-CM” webinar available free on the education section of the ISMA website.
You also will find specialty coding webinars available for purchase. Visit this page often for specialty education and all the ICD-10 news.