Although the final rule on the proposed ICD-10 deadline change hasn’t been published, it is important to continue planning for the transition to ICD-10. The switch to the new code set will affect every aspect of how organizations provides care, but with adequate planning and preparation, a smooth transition is guaranteed.
Small provider practices should consider the following checklist to help keep efforts on track with transition:
- Educate staff and leadership about ICD-10.
- Perform an impact assessment.
- Plan a realistic and comprehensive budget.
- Coordinate with external partners.
- Get ready for testing.
Read the full details on these items here. – CMS.gov