Countdown to ICD-10: 51 days

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ICD-10 Deadline is set for October 1, 2015. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued the rule finalizing Oct. 1, 2015 as the new compliance date for health care providers, health plans, and health care clearinghouses to transition to ICD-10, the tenth revision of the International Classification of Diseases. For the most updated communication from CMS visit their ICD-10 online pages. And count down with us in the coming days for tips and information to help you be ready. The following is communication from CMS.

Test Your Systems and Processes
While ICD-10 is 51 days away, you still have time to get ready. But you must get ready now. Here are the why’s and how’s of ICD-10 testing:

  1. Why Test Now
  2. How to Get Started
  3. Testing with Trading Partners
  4. Types of Testing
  5. Testing Tips.

Today the focus is: Why Test Now?

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Why is it important to test now?

  • Testing is vital to making sure you can create and submit claims using ICD-10 once we reach the compliance date. The only way to be sure that your systems can handle ICD-10 is to test.
  • The earlier you test, the more time you have to resolve any issues you encounter during the claims creation process, which lasts from documentation to claims submission.
  • Testing is one of the best ways to make sure you avoid potential cash flow issues.

To learn more about getting ready, visit the for free resources including the Road to 10 tool designed especially for small and rural practices, but useful for all health care professionals.