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Is Your Medical Practice ICD-10 CM Ready?

After years of delay, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources (HHS) will finally implement the International Classification of Disease -10th Revision (ICD-10) on October 1, 2015.  Delays in implementing ICD-10 were intended to give providers ample time to prepare, but according to Jim Daley, chairmen of the Workgroup…

Smooth Transition

Follow these few easy steps to help with a smooth transition into ICD-10. Don't wait. Set the time aside now to study and become well versed in your ICD-10 codes. Have enough cash set aside to cover a minimum of three month's total operating expenses, including your own income, to carry…

ICD-10

What does "ready" mean in regards to ICD-10 and you, the physician? If you are a physician, it means knowing the correct new codes to use that reference your diagnosis. ICD-10 is extremely more specific about each diag, whereas in ICD-9 the codes are more generalized.