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June 27, 2011

Is your physician practice ready for ICD-10?

At last week's annual meeting of the National Society of Certified Healthcare Business Consultants (www.nschbc.org), we had two excellent presentations on ICD-10, which begins implementation on 1-1-12. Quite frankly, I'm nervous. These are big changes and could severely impact the cash flow of any physician practice if you are not prepared.

To get you started, on January 12, 2011, CMS held a national provider call on “Preparing for ICD-10 Implementation in 2011.” From the audio of that event, CMS has created the following four podcasts:  

  • Welcome and ICD-10 Overview – Pat Brooks, CMS 
  • Implementation Strategies for 2011 – Sue Bowman, AHIMA 
  • Question and Answer Session, part 1 
  • Question and Answer Session, part 2 

These podcasts are now available here in the downloads section.

Also, Frank Cohen will soon be publishing a ICD-10 survey that is designed to assess readiness amongst medical practices.  Please participate in this important survey: 

The link is https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ICD10Awareness

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