The compliance date for
implementation of the International Classification of Diseases, 10th
Edition, Clinical Modification/Procedure Coding System
(ICD-10-CM/PCS) is October 1, 2014 for all covered entities. A
number of other countries have already moved to ICD-10, including:
United Kingdon (1995);
is the most comprehensive change in the U.S. healthcare system.
2. ICD-10 is a complete
overhaul of the diagnosis coding system, whereas ICD-9 Diagnosis
approximately 14,000 codes and ICD-10 Diagnosis Codes has 69,000
3. ICD-10 will require
greater detail in medical record documentation.
4. ICD-10 is too
different from ICD-9 for crosswalks and mapping.
5. ICD-10-CM will
require 3-7 alpha/numeric digits
6. The coding guidelines
and rules have increased in specificity for ICD-10
7. ICD-10 will require
technical and clinical training preparation
8. The impact to
outpatient clinics and physician practices will be felt in all areas
of the practice:
- IT system conversion and testing
- Patient registration
- Pre-Authorization process
- Charge capture
- Charge master superbill and encounter forms
- Charge entry
- Training of physicians and mid-level providers
9. Begin the process for
developing your conversion plan.
10. Implement planning
and preparation for training now.