by David Abolafia
Okay, so the ICD-10 changeover has been delayed for a year. While this move by Congress is bound to relieve some of the pressure on you, the practice owner, you’re still left with two choices about what you can do in the coming months.
- You can do nothing. After all, October 1, 2015, is so far away.
- You can get yourself ready for ICD-10 now, and save yourself from an additional year of fretting about this coding change — and the inevitable last-minute panic as you rush to get ready once the new deadline approaches.
If you grab the bull by the horns and make the necessary adjustments now, the transition will be that much easier. You won’t feel hurried, and you’ll have the time to make sure that everything’s in place, so that — once next October rolls around — your claims will be processed properly and expediently.
Not only that, but by taking the forward-thinking approach, you can get help. And for such a major revision of coding procedures, it will certainly be a help to have someone in your corner. Practice management software that is already cross-walked for ICD-10 can reduce the time, worry and risk of error associated with this coding reboot.
But don’t just take our word for it. See what the experts have to say, and how the changeover affects a typical mental health practice, in a free eBook: “ICD-10, Here We Come.” Download it now by filling out the form below.
By taking care of the task ahead, you’re giving yourself a break — and the energy to concentrate on what really matters: building your dream practice.