Sue Bowman, MJ, RHIA, CCS, FAHIMA, examines the ICD-10 transition and asks whether an implementation crisis was averted or imaginary.
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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.
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.