We've all heard about it.
We've all been waiting for it.
We've all been frustrated by the multiple delays and made fun of the troubles, but it looks like this is it. Finally. We are going where no man in the US has gone before.
And to help us prepare for this epic moment, CMS (the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) has begun a step by step planning guide. Check it out here:
So, the fun begins. Outpatient should be a smooth transition, but inpatient will have a much bumpier ride. There will be much more to come in the next few months as things ramp-up for the big transition.
In the meantime, for a quick reference, check out this link:
ICD-10 made easy.
Good luck! I'll be praying for us.
Until next time:
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A medical billing professional for over 30 years now, I have seen a lot of changes in this field, and there are a lot more on the horizon. Follow me as we see what they mean and for who.