ICD-10 Questions and Answers

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The ICD-10 Question and Answer section is a teaching and learning tool from the Coding Corner for providers, coders, etc. It contains questions and answers related to ICD-10 submitted by providers, expert coding sources, other members and OMG. LLC staff.

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Will the ICD-10 Delay Cost Providers More?

As we all know Senate voted to delay ICD-10 for a year, will the delay actually cost Providers more than if they had continued to prepare for the transition in October ’14?   With most Providers already well into their ICD-10 preparations, does it actually cost more to stop and delay now, then continue preparing next year, or will the delay allow Providers to be better prepared financially in 2015?   What are your thoughts?   Leave your comments and thoughts below.

Is the Senate Vote Good or Bad for ICD-10?

As we all know Senate voted to delay ICD-10 for a year, what’s your opinion on the future of ICD-10?   Is it a good thing for Providers that it was delayed? Is it good or bad for Hospitals?   What are your thoughts? Let us know your thoughts on the outcome of the vote.   Leave your comments and thoughts below.

Is Testing the Biggest Obstacle for ICD-10?

A recent article on EHR Intelligence shows us how “testing” is one of many obstacles we face during the transition process, but is it the biggest obstacle?   What are your thoughts? What do you feel is the biggest obstacle for ICD-10?   Read the full article with insight from Kyle Murphy and Josh Berman   Leave your comments and thoughts below.

Are You an Opponent or Proponent of ICD-10?

ICD-10 is coming whether we like it or not, but I am interested in hearing feedback from colleagues, providers, etc. Do you like or dislike the ideas behind ICD-10? Will it have a big impact on your job? Do you think we will be ready come October? Give us your insights and feedback as to how you feel about ICD-10. Comment Here ↓

When Should You Start Your Formal ICD-10 Training?

An intensive ICD-10-CM and PCS training program including book-based code selection and training on encoder usage is recommended for everyone involved in the ICD-10 transition. However, the question is when should you start your training program?   Our Answer: Formal training needs to start now, but at the very least 6-9 months before the deadline of October 1st. By training for the 6-9 month period, most of the information learned will be retained once the new system goes live in October.

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