Physicians Practice: Medical Practices Should Add ICD-10 to their Compliance Plans

With the ICD-10 implementation date less than a year away, and considering the number of changes practices will endure, the number of providers who have yet to start preparing is staggering. A recent Physicians Practice article by AAPC’s Director of Compliance Product Development, Alicia Shickle, CPC, CPPM, CPCO, explains how practices should build ICD-10 into their compliance plans. Ms. Shickle recommends that compliance plans should include the following elements.

  • Conducting ICD-10 risk assessments
  • Auditing and monitoring
  • Training
  • Encouraging open lines of communication
  • Ensuring incident management

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