Just Coding: “Should there be a code freeze prior to ICD-10?”
Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CGSC, COBGC, CPEDC, CENTC, vice president of business and member development for AAPC, is quoted in this article stating that “[A code freeze] allows coders, physicians, and facilities to learn the new code set without having multiple changes along the way.” The article shares insights from experts including Buckholtz on the pros and cons of freezing the codes prior to the October 1, 2013 deadline.
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