Diabetes Practice Options: How Practices Can Begin Preparing for the ICD-10 Transition

The ICD-10 implementation date is looming in the near future and AAPC continues to be a strong voice in the health care community about early implementation. “Putting off the implementation of ICD-10-CM could hurt medical practices and ultimately stop their revenue streams,” stated Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CGSC, COBGC, CPEDC, CENTC AAPC’s Director of ICD-10 education and training in the most recent issue of Diabetes Practice Options.

The article highlights the various changes practices will need to be aware of to maintain their revenue and operations as the implementation approaches and beyond. “Health plan contracts should be reviewed to see how payment will continue under ICD-10 and what revisions to payment policies might be necessary,” she stated.

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