The majority of providers either stopped or slowed their ICD-10 preparations as a result of the latest implementation delay, but now providers have less than a year to become ready. CMS' Denesecia Green and Stacey Shagena offer advice on how providers can create an action plan to be ready by October 1, 2015—even if they haven't started yet.
With the increased specificity required for ICD-10-CM coding, coders need a solid foundation in anatomy and physiology. Review the anatomy of the endocrine system and how to code for conditions affecting it.
AHIMA is calling for coders, billers, and providers to contact Congress to ask for no additional delays to ICD-10 after physician groups have recently started to advocate for members to petition Congress to introduce a new, two-year implementation delay to push the compliance date to October 1, 2017.