Optometry Times: How Staff Can Prepare for ICD-10

ICD-10 implementation isn’t just about medical coding or physician documentation. It will affect all aspects of a healthcare facility. Staff training will be critical if your facility is hoping for a smooth transition on Oct 1, 2015. In a recent article in Optometry Times, AAPC member Mary Pat Johnson, COMT, CPC, COE, CPMA, shared her tips on how staff can prepare for the upcoming change.

“The biggest concern in most practices is that the conversion to ICD-10 will disrupt the claims process and, by extension, cash flow,” said Johnson. “So, it goes without saying that this change will affect the coding and billing staff.  But it goes beyond the claims process and affects more than the billers.”

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Alex McKinley

Alex McKinley

Alex McKinley is AAPC’s senior marketing communications manager. Prior to his work at AAPC he worked in the tax and accounting industry. He received his bachelor's degree in Mass Communications (Public Relations Emphasis) from the University of Utah.
Alex McKinley

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Alex McKinley is AAPC’s senior marketing communications manager. Prior to his work at AAPC he worked in the tax and accounting industry. He received his bachelor's degree in Mass Communications (Public Relations Emphasis) from the University of Utah.

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