We are one month and three weeks away from the go live date for ICD-10. Your changes to systems and paper should be complete. You should have completed end to end testing with payers (or at the very least have a date of testing). Your staff should be well trained and you should be randomly coding using ICD-10 and ICD-9. Your physicians should be using new documentation rules they have been taught and this should be tested randomly as well. If this is where you are then YOU ARE READY! Or are you…
Do you have real confidence in the processes that have and will change? You should already be using new processes to get used to them. Are coders comfortable that they have had ample training to code efficiently and accurately? Are physicians totally in the loop about the new documentation requirements and are already routinely using them? Has communication with payers been frequent and profitable? Do you know the revenue neutral will be maintained during transition?
If not? What can you do to ensure you are ready?
Call someone for an assessment of your readiness. Yes, you can assess your own readiness, but if there is any inkling of doubt, allow an outside pair of eyes with ICD-10 code and process expertise to give you that assurance. The cost of this assessment must be evaluated against the potential loss of revenue encountered if you are not as ready as you think you are.
Medical Management Services has been busy not only getting their own systems and processes ready, but also helping other clinics all over the country. Give us a call. Our experience in ICD-10 will give you the assurance you need to go live with confidence. As an added help, Medical Management Services is offering a free mini eBook on successfully converting to ICD-10. Download the mini ebook today. It is totally FREE.