Budgeting a Plan for Successful Implementation
In the September 2007 issue, I stressed the importance of performing a baseline ICD-10-CM readiness audit to identify current documentation deficiencies. Assuming you have since detected documentation deficiencies, the next step is to formulate a plan for improvement. To begin making process improvements, start by forming a committee or task force to review budget requirements, office systems, and deficiencies. Even if you are a small practice, it is a good idea to involve several staff members, including the physicians and other practitioners, in the plan for change. The most successful implementations are those that begin early and operate strategically.
Budgeting a Plan for Successful Implementation – Coding Edge January 2008