There's a lot of talk about ICD-10 adoption in the United States, and you've probably heard some of it from colleagues, employees, or co-workers. As the deadline to implementation nears, HealthLeaders Media examines four commonly held beliefs and whether they are valid.
The anxiety about ICD-10 is far-reaching, the article says, noting that even the incoming president of the AMA supports further delay of the new coding schema. But of course there are some important benefits too. Above all, preparation is key. From the article:
...the emphasis on training in the US and the level of preparation many US healthcare systems have implemented has led to a transition that has the potential to be seamless for many organizations. The key, she insists, is proper preparation and practice.
Do you share some of these perceptions? How are you approaching the changeover?