The closer we get to October 1st, the more it seems ICD-10 is the
hot-topic of conversations. ICD-10 is guaranteed to bring changes to the eyecare industry, but it is nothing your practice should fear as long as you've been taking the necessary steps to prepare yourself. We want to help you continue the ICD-10 conversation with your patients and colleagues by offering some tweet-sized information that you can share on social media to spark conversation!
Tweet-Sized Information to Get You Talking About ICD-10 & Claims Management
- Don't stress over all 68,000 ICD-10 codes! As a specialist in eyecare, you'll only use a small subset. Tweet
- Thanks to electronic tools, looking up codes in CID-10 will be similar to looking up codes in ICD-9. Tweet
- Some things don't have to change. Outpatient and office procedure codes will remain the same in ICD-10. Tweet
- Make sure you're prepared! CMS is allowing for acknowledgement testing with your MAC. Tweet
- Using the GEMs as crosswalks can help your practice get started with ICD-10. Tweet
- The current set of ICD-9 codes is 30 years old. It's time for a change! Tweet
- 24% of ICD-10 codes are an exact match to ICD-9 codes! Tweet
- Almost 75% of ICD-10 codes will be an exact or approximate match to the current ICD-9 codes! Tweet
- Don't be fooled! Preparing for ICD-10 is not a clerical function, it is a documentation function. Tweet
- Your EHR software will help with ICD-10, but don't expect it to take care of everything! Tweet
- GEMs are not just for Medicare use. They were developed for all providers, payers, and data users. Tweet
- Make sure you communicate with your software vendor about how to prepare for the switch to ICD-10. Tweet
- An action plan is important. The Road to ICD-10 can help you get started! Tweet
One of the best ways to prepare yourself for ICD-10 is to continue to discuss it with other medical professionals. We hope you can use some of this information to help the conversation along as you continue to learn more and prepare yourself for the change. October 1st will be here before we know it!
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