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The Coalition for ICD-10 responds to a proposal that a dual coding system approach be implemented in which small physician offices would be allowed to submit claims coded in either ICD-10 or ICD-9 during a transition period.
Financial barriers to ICD-10 implementation for the small physician practice are dramatically less than originally projected, according to a new study by (PAHCOM).
A study published in the Journal of AHIMA presents new data on the cost of ICD-10 conversion for small physician practices. After evaluating training, code books, end to end testing, super bill conversion, and other elements, the study determined costs ranged from $1,960 – $5,900, which is dramatically lower than initially estimated.
Since publication of the ICD-10 final rule in 2009, much attention has been paid to the new coding system’s implementation. Despite the significant amount of information published about ICD-10, many misconceptions persist. This FAQ from AHIMA covers basic facts about the ICD-10 transition that are of particular interest to physicians.
In a new research study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (“Challenges and remediation for Patient Safety Indicators in the transition to ICD-10-CM”), the researchers claim to have found that the transition to ICD-10-CM will lead to underreporting or overreporting of some Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs). However, no conclusions regarding the impact of ICD-10-CM on PSIs should be made as a result of this study, as the approach used in this study does not accurately predict the impact of ICD-10-CM on patient safety indicator data. Read more