ICD-10 Implementation Strategies: Track Your Progress

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.

Updates

The 2015 code set is out with no changes to the codes. There are some changes to the guidelines. With this information, it is now time to update any office policies that contain ICD-9-CM codes, referral forms, lab order forms, etc, to ensure that everything will be ready for the go live date in October of next year. Someone in the office should be reviewing the LCDs, NCDs, and commercial coverage determinations that include diagnoses that have been updated to include ICD-10-CM codes to look for areas of concern and to educate the office on any changes that may affect reimbursement. If any issues are noted, now is the time to contact the payers to begin discussions.

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Brad Ericson

Brad Ericson

Publisher at AAPC
Brad Ericson, MPC, CPC, COSC, has been publisher for more than nine years. Before AAPC he was at Optum for 13 years and at Aetna Health Plans before that. He has been writing and publishing about healthcare since 1979. He received his Bachelor's in Journalism from Idaho State University and his Master's of Professional Communication degree from Westminster College of Salt Lake City.
Brad Ericson

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Brad Ericson, MPC, CPC, COSC, has been publisher for more than nine years. Before AAPC he was at Optum for 13 years and at Aetna Health Plans before that. He has been writing and publishing about healthcare since 1979. He received his Bachelor's in Journalism from Idaho State University and his Master's of Professional Communication degree from Westminster College of Salt Lake City.

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