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ICD-10 Preparation Should Begin Now

November 2011
ICD-10 Hub Blog

By Janet Zwergel, RHIA, CCS-P, CPC, CPEHR Director of Consulting Services, Clinical Practice Management Plan (CPMP)

Note: This article is adapted from a presentation delivered Sept. 19, 2011 at the PatientKeeper User Group Conference for Financial Applications in Denver, Colorado.

Twenty-four months and counting - that's where U.S. healthcare providers are today in the countdown to ICD-10. The current CMS-mandated cut-over date to the new medical coding set is October 1, 2013, which is not as far away as it may seem, considering all of the steps that organizations need to take between now and then to prepare for the switch-over. Therefore, it is imperative that organizations begin their ICD-10 preparation now.

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