ICD-10 Implementation Strategies: Systems Assessment
To ensure a smooth transition to ICD-10 all of your systems will have to work together. You will need to complete an in-depth systems review to list the impact that ICD-10 will have and determine compatibility. This will allow you to assess whether upgrades will be necessary. Evaluate all systems, coding applications, and software to ensure compatibility with ICD-10. It will also need to be determined if the systems will be able to hold and extract data from both ICD-9 and ICD-10 code sets for a period of time. Make sure to include coders, billers, IT personnel, and vendors. If any adjustments, upgrades, or new products are necessary, this will allow you the time to plan and integrate them before the deadline.