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Educate Your Staff on the Impact of ICD-10

September 29, 2014

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WEDI released survey results last week that showed uninspiring progress towards ICD-10. Only one-third of providers have started external testing. This is essentially the same number reported in the 2013 study. The majority of small hospitals expressed that they would not begin their testing until 2015. Given that the deadline is only a year away, these results are a bit sobering. The transition to ICD-10 is a huge process, and the impact of ICD-10 will be massive, affecting several systems and almost all hospital staff.

Here is a look at the spectrum of systems that will be impacted:

impact of icd-10 on systemsNot only that, it will impact almost all staff at your organization:

  • Senior Management
  • Physicians / Nurses / Clinicians
  • Health Information Management
  • IT Staff and Data Analysts
  • Quality Management Staff
  • Patient Access and Registration Staff
  • Finance and Administrative Staff
  • Clinical Department Managers
  • Allied Health Care Professionals

The transition to ICD-10 diagnosis and procedure codes is the most profound change our industry has ever faced and all impacted parties will need to be educated. 

It’s important to educate impacted staff, so they can be prepared for the conversion demands and changes that will occur when the new coding systems goes into effect.

To assist you in your efforts educating staff, we’d like to share a presentation, put together by our ICD-10 experts.

We encourage you to download and use this presentation as an informational tool to prepare your organization for the conversion to ICD-10.

Note: This post was originally published in June of 2013 and has been republished in light of the ICD-10 delay


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