The transition to ICD-10 will impact very aspect of your practice including processes, systems and staff. As the October 1, 2015 deadline approaches, take this opportunity to check in on your progress by answering the following questions for your practice.
1. We have evaluated superbill alternatives to accommodate the new ICD-10 code set?
2. We have identified our top twenty ICD-9 codes?
3. We have identified our physician documentation training needs for our most common patient complaints?
4. We have a plan to implement physician documentation training and education?
5. We have reviewed and revised or recreated every form that includes diagnostic information?
6. We have identified our Lab Documentation training needs?
7. We have identified our Diagnostic Imaging documentation training needs?
8. We have updated our HIPAA privacy policies if they reference ICD-9 codes?
9. We have identified all required system updates abd how these will impact patient encounters?
10. We have identified any prior authorization policies that will change with ICD-10?
11. We have updated forms and provided training on the new prior authorization policies?
12. We have considered areas within our practice where expense may be impacted by ICD-10 and have budgeted accordingly?
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