Physicians Practice: Analyze Medical Practice Work Flow to Prepare for ICD-10

Nearly 75 percent of physician practices haven’t even started their ICD-10 implementation plan, and 27 percent don’t even know where to start preparing for ICD-10. One of AAPC’s directors of ICD-10 training and education, Jacqueline J. Stack, BSHA, CPC, CPB, CPC-I, CEMC, CFPC, CIMC, CPEDC, recently authored an article for Physicians Practice, in which she explored how analyzing office workflow can help practices begin making the transition to ICD-10.
“The effects of implementation will ripple throughout the entire office,” she says. “Think of how your facility runs today as we look at some of the different areas of the office and how they will change.”
Ms. Stack then notes seven specific employee groups and considerations for how each will be affected by ICD-10:
  • Front Desk Staff
  • Clinical Staff
  • Nurses
  • Providers
  • Lab Staff
  • Coding/Billing Staff
  • Managers

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