New Frequently Asked Questions
To help you prepare for the migration to ICD-10, we have developed a set of Frequently Asked Questions entitled: ICD-10 and Your Office: What You Need to Know Today.
Vendors: Want to know how EmblemHealth is preparing for ICD-10? Check out our fact sheet
of activities and testing.
Now is the time for your office to get smart on ICD-10. We can help you find and
understand the tools you will need to successfully adopt this new medical
diagnosis and procedures code set.
The October 1, 2014, deadline set by the US Department of Health & Human Services for the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 requires tremendous effort and preparation from the provider community. The reasons why?
Adapting to this level of change requires meticulous planning by practitioners – well ahead of the actual transition date. The time and effort you invest now will make a critical difference for your practice and your patients once ICD-10 is adopted.
As a company with a long legacy of unwavering commitment to making quality health care accessible to all New Yorkers, EmblemHealth is dedicated to supporting you during your practice's transition to ICD-10. We will:
Here are four steps that you can take today to familiarize your office with the ICD-10 regulatory changes and to prepare for the October 1, 2014, adoption date:
|1.||Get the basics on ICD-10. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services offers multiple resources to help you understand and prepare for the change from ICD-9 to ICD-10.|
|2.||Learn how ICD-10 will impact your practice. Visit the ICD-10 Provider Office Changes page from the American Association of Professional Coders for a quick snapshot of how the transition will affect every aspect of your practice.|
|3.||Develop an implementation plan. The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) offers a comprehensive plan that includes a readiness assessment tool and a list of ICD-10 trainers certified by AHIMA. Also check out the podcasts offered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.|
|4.||Go to ICD-10 boot camp. Take an intensive ICD-10 implementation training course from the American Association of Professional Coders to help your practice get the knowledge and the tools it needs to implement ICD-10 successfully.|
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