7 Areas of Practice Work Flow to Prepare for ICD-10

Analyzing the impact that ICD-10 will have on all aspects of physician practice workflow is an important step in preparation, according to a Physicians Practice report.   

•    Front desk: Front desk staff will need to be aware of how ICD-10 will impact patient encounters.

•    Clinical: Patient coverage may be affected by health plan policies, payment limitations and new Advanced Beneficiary Notice forms.

•    Nursing staff: New pre-authorization formats and procedures may be necessary.

•    Providers: ICD-10 requires increased specificity in physician documentation.

•    Lab: The lab may also require increased specificity.

•    Coding and billing: Coders need to learn a larger code set and billers need to understand new payer policies under ICD-10.

•    Managers: Managers will be responsible for overseeing ICD-10 implementation over all departments.

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