As many in the health care industry are acutely aware, the International Classification of Diseases 9th Revision (ICD-9) diagnosis code set is being replaced with ICD-10. This change will have a significant impact on almost every aspect of physician revenue cycle management and coding.
- On April 1, 2014, the Protecting Access to Medicare Act 2014 (PAMA) was enacted, delaying the implementation of the new code set
- The new compliance date for ICD-10 is October 1, 2015
Despite the delay, many in the industry continue to work on the development and implementation of plans for a smooth transition. At PracticeMax, our dedicated ICD-10 team continue to work diligently on end to end implementation. This includes:
- System upgrades
- Payer readiness assessments
- Comprehensive code set training for our staff
- Evaluation of tools to help support your readiness in the required preparation for ICD-10