ICD-10 Monitor:ICD-10 Spotlight
The United States is behind more than 100 countries that have already implemented ICD-10 codes. AAPC ICD-10 trainer Annie Boynton, BS, RHIT, CPC, CCS, CPC-H, CCS-P, CPC-P, CPC-I, CPhT, recently authored an article on the subject for ICD-10Monitor.com and the challenges ahead for ICD-10 implementation.
“The single greatest challenge physicians will have with ICD-10 is the need for improved documentation,” she wrote. “ICD-10 will require physicians to spend additional time and effort documenting to ensure that coders have the appropriate information to complete claims.”
Read the full article here.