White Plume Blog: ICD-10: Doctors, do you have the time?
AAPC vice president of ICD-10 training and education Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I stresses that ICD-10 is not simply for the coders in the office to know about, rather ICD-10 is an office-wide changeover, as it truly will change everything. Recently, she spoke to the American Academy of Otolaryngology (AAO) about this very issue and the White Plume Blog posted a follow-up to the meeting.
“Without leveraging technology and preparation, doctors will face a considerably disrupted workflow. With the code set expansion to approximately 55,000 diagnosis codes, the time a physician takes to select and document the appropriate diagnosis code for a patient will greatly increase. As a result, fewer patients will be seen and reimbursement rates will decline,” the blog reported.
Read the full article here.