It's November-Pat yourself on the back for a job well done in month one of ICD-10! 

After years of implementation delays, ICD-10 is finally the new normal in health care in the United States. In the midst of the switch, let's take a look at the big picture and remember the benefits of transitioning to the new code set.

We now have a more complete picture of patient conditions.  Because the code set is so specific, we can better define and categorize patient conditions. It is also easier to quantify all that you are doing to care for your patient population.

Providers will receive more accurate payments for care they deliver.   Greater code specificity makes the care you provide clearer on claims, so the transition will eventually lead to more accurate reimbursement. This is especially true for new technologies and procedures that will be uniquely defined in the new code set.

ICD-10 gives us more data for
tracking diseases.
All in all, ICD-10 will lead to a better understanding of health care outcomes on an international scale. Better tracking of conditions and diseases leads to more reliable clinical research and better disease management. 

We're here to support you, and we look forward to continuing to work with you in ICD-10. As always, feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.
Milestone Review
October:  Destination: ICD-10 - We have arrived!
September:  ICD-10 in 30 Days
August:  Home Health Dual Coding
July: On-Demand Webinar Series: Learn to Navigate the Road to ICD-10 
June: ICD-10 Tips for Your Team and Hospice Dual Coding
May:  Dual Coding!
April:  ICD-10 Readiness Report Cards