Set Your Sights on ICD-10-CM
Only 53 months and counting before we go live with ICD-10-CM. There are so many tasks to accomplish before Oct. 1, 2013 that you may not know where to start your journey toward implementation. Before concentrating on specific ICD-10-CM guidelines and codes, your organization needs a plan or a “road map.” Your road map toward ICD-10-CM implementation should include communication and significant collaboration in information technology, finance, clinical areas, payers, and outcomes. Knowing where you are going will get you to where you want to go.
AAPC Has a Plan for You
The American Academy of Professional Coders’ (AAPC) Web site is a great place to find the information needed to contrive an implementation plan. Take time this week to begin reviewing the ICD-10-CM training plan on the AAPC Web site (www.aapc.com/ ICD-10/training.aspx), if you have not already done so.
Set Your Sights on ICD-10-CM – July 2009