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.

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  1. Rita Ross says:

    CMS annnounced a delay in ICD-10. The annnouncement said it could be 2 more years or longer. The delay is due to the 5010 compliance problems and penalties to physicians. I believe this is the right thing to do. After all, the physicians are being hit hard with pay cuts and penalities, adding ICD-10 would be an even more burden.
    Why is AAPC pushing the ICD-10?
    Rita R. Ross