Becker's ASC Review: What Does the ICD-10 Delay Mean for ASCs?

The new proposed ICD-10 date allows many health care professionals a little breathing room for their ICD-10 implementation. AAPC ICD-10 director, Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CGSC, COBGC, CPEDC, CENTC was recently highlighted in a Becker’s ASC Review article discussing the changes and how they relate to ASC.
“Take a look at existing physician documentation and start working with them on diagnosis codes and conditions to get them ready,” she says. “It takes a documentation focus and looks at clinical conditions as they relate to diagnosis codes, not just from a coding standpoint.”
The article highlights five steps surgery centers can do to prepare for ICD-10 today.
Read the full article here.

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