CMS Releases ICD-10 Quick Start Guide

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  • July 7, 2015
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) has released a Quick Start Guide for ICD-10 to help providers get ready for the transition. The guide outlines five steps healthcare professionals should take to prepare for ICD-10 by October 1, 2015. It contains check boxes for the steps and marks which action items are critical activities. The steps covered are:

  1. Make a plan
  2. Train your staff
  3. Update your processes
  4. Talk to your vendors and health plans
  5. Test your systems and processes.

Take advantage of the free resources that CMS has to offer.

Rhonda Buckholtz

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Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPMA, CRC, CDEO, CMPE, CHC, COPC, AAPC Approved Instructor, is owner of Coding and Reimbursement Experts. She spends her time helping physician practices achieve operational excellence, compliance, education, and Lean Six Sigma through her consulting. Buckholtz has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare management, compliance, and reimbursement/coding sectors. She was responsible for all ICD-10 training and curriculum at AAPC during the transition from ICD-9. Buckholtz has authored numerous articles for healthcare publications and she has spoken at numerous national conferences for AAPC and others. She is past co-chair for the WEDI ICD-10 Implementation Workgroup, Advanced Payment Models Workgroup, and she provided testimony for ICD-10 and standardization of data for National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics. Buckholtz is on AAPC’s National Advisory Board.

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