The following white paper will be available for download upon filling out the form below:
Transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10: Managing the process
By Joy Burnette, RN, BSN, AACC, HITPro-IM, CPHIMS
By October 14, 2014 the transition from International Classification of Disease (ICD) version 9 to ICD version 10 will be mandatory for health care billing of clinician and facility services. The impending transition can be met with confidence with the right plan, responsive and prepared vendors, training, and electronic tools. In addition to robust electronic tools, healthcare organizations are encouraged to take advantage of vendor consulting expertise for workflow and revenue cycle solutions, and the variety of training programs to address the workflow needs of all stakeholders. All of the experts concur that planning is paramount to transition success and that providers and provider organizations should begin now in order to meet this non-negotiable deadline for transition.