ICD-10 will have a major impact on billing, reporting and many other related processes in your organization. As recommended by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) and the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), your ICD-10 conversion project should have four overall phases identified.
Whether you are part of a large provider organization or a small independent clinic, we suggest you start by organizing your plan around these four phases:
1. Develop an implementation plan
2. Implementation preparation
3. "Go Live" preparation
4. Post-implementation follow-up
For more information, refer to The Winding Road to ICD-10 Codesets (PDF) presentation, hosted by the Minnesota ICD-10 Collaborative (originally aired October 9, 2012).