ICD-10 Implementation Strategies

We will be sharing a number of strategies to help your practice successfully implement ICD-10-CM. Please remember to track your progress in your ICD-10 Implementation Tracker on AAPC’s website.

Provider Engagement

It is imperative to a practice’s ICD-10 implementation to obtain provider engagement. Without the understanding of the providers as to their importance in the process, you may hit a lot of snags along the way to our live date. Hold some short meetings in which you engage your providers in the process, give a presentation on the basics of ICD-10, and let them know how important their documentation is to supporting medical necessity and the connection to the granularity of the new code system. Show them what their top used codes will look like in ICD-10-CM and have discussions on the documentation points that will need to be met. Discuss timelines and educational opportunities for ICD-10 so they feel part of the process. Engaged providers will make the transition to ICD-10 smoother and easier.

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