As the ICD-10 deadline of October 1, 2015 approaches, MGMA continues to advocate on behalf of our members and provide tools and resources to help make the transition to ICD-10 coding more cost effective and less disruptive to their organizations.
Take a look at the comprehensive list of ICD-10 training, resources, and guides below to help your healthcare organization through the stages of transitioning to ICD-10.
As of Oct. 1, 2015, physician practices are required to adopt the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD-10) code set for diagnosis.
For physician practices, the change to the new ICD-10 code set has proven to be one of the most complex and expensive undertakings in many years.
There are numerous steps medical practice professionals must take in order to ensure that their organization is prepared to submit claims using ICD-10 codes. External partners must also be ready in advance of the compliance date and many of these are running significantly behind schedule.
- Training clinical and administrative
- Practice management
- EHR software vendors
- Clearinghouse and health plans
In a recent MGMA LEARN survey, less than one in ten MGMA members reported being ready for the ICD-10 transition. Medical practices are expected to will incur significant ICD-10 implementation expenses, decreased coder and clinician productivity, and run the risk of cash flow disruption should large numbers of claims be pended or rejected after the Oct.1 deadline.<
MGMA has repeatedly expressed concerns about industry preparedness for ICD-10 and has been a strong advocate for complete end-to-end testing to ensure a smooth transition and avoid cash-flow disruptions for medical practices.
Who is affected by the transition to HIPAA Version 5010 and ICD-10?
HIPAA-covered entities affected by the transition to Version 5010 and ICD-10 include:
- Providers, such as physicians, alternate-site providers, rehabilitation clinics and hospitals
- Health plans
- Health care clearinghouses
- Business associates that use the affected transactions, such as billing/service agents and vendors
*Note that practice management system vendors are a critical component in this process but are not HIPAA -covered entities.
The latest updates on MGMA's advocacy on behalf of our members on ICD-10 coding.