Frequently Asked Questions
Click here for Florida Blue specific ICD-10 readiness FAQs.
Providers can begin to prepare by taking the following steps now:
- Talk with your billing service, clearinghouse, practice management or EMR systems software vendor now.
- Identify ICD-9 (and presumably ICD-10) touch points in your systems and business processes.
- Identify needs and resources, such as training, printing, etc.
An ICD-10 transition plan should take into account specific practice or organization needs, vendor readiness, and staff knowledge and training. Providers should check with their billing service, clearinghouse, or practice management software vendor about their readiness plans. Providers who handle billing and software development internally should plan for medical records/coding, clinical, IT, and finance staff to coordinate ICD-10 transition efforts. CMS has many resources, including those below, to help providers prepare for a smooth transition to ICD-10.
- Role of Clearinghouses in the ICD-10 Transition
- Plan to Mitigate Risk for a Smooth Transition
- Planning Your ICD-10 Transition Activities for 2013
- Simple Steps to Improve Clinical Documentation
- Develop Your ICD-10 Communication and Awareness Plan
- The ICD-10 Planning Checklist
- Review How You Use ICD-9 Codes
- Looking Back at Version 5010 and Ahead to ICD-10
Visit www.cms.gov/ICD10 to find out more
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