It’s time to check your Implementation Tracker to see if there are any check boxes that remain undone. You can be sure that the seven steps preceding ICD-10 implementation are completed for your practice. If there are any items that have not been completed, now is the time. Make sure your practice is as prepared as it can be on October 1. You can do it!
Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CENTC, CGSC, COBGC, CPEDC,has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare, working in the reimbursement, billing, and coding sectors, in addition to being an instructor. She is responsible for all ICD-10 training and curriculum at AAPC. She has authored many articles for health care publications and has spoken at conferences across the country. She is co-chair for the WEDI ICD-10 Implementation Workgroup and has provided testimony ongoing for ICD-10 and standardization of data for NCVHS. She also sits on the Provider Outreach and Education committee for Novitas Solutions (formerly Highmark Medicare Services).
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