The transition from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM will change how you do business. Health care organizations, from large national plans to small provider offices, laboratories, medical testing centers, hospitals, and more will need to devote staff time and financial resources for transition activities. Activities include:
- Identifying how ICD-10-CM will affect your organization.
- Developing a plan for implementing ICD-10 and creating a timeline of activities.
- Working with vendors on new software/systems to accommodate ICD-10.
- Coordinating with vendors, payers, and other business partners about ICD-10, especially about testing transactions and processes that use ICD-10.
The transition will go much more smoothly for organizations that plan ahead and prepare now. The AAD website has resources to help you prepare.