5 Steps for Assessing ICD-10 Impact on Medical Practices

In an ICD10 Watch blog post, Carl Natale discusses steps to help physicians assess how ICD-10 will affect their practices.
Here are five steps physicians can use for ICD-10 impact assessments:

1. List work processes and current electronic systems that use ICD-9 codes.
2. Evaluate how ICD-10 will affect your practice.
3. Identify staff members who work with ICD-9 codes and how their job relates to those codes.
4. Identify possible work flow changes needed to implement ICD-10 codes.
5. Determine if hiring a consultant is needed as a part of your implementation process.

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