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Author: Elyse, PMP, CPHIMS
August 20, 2008

The first of many announced deadlines has come out for the ICD-10 codes. For your information, ICD-10 is the new replacement code set for diagnosis and procedures in the healthcare industry. ICD-10 will provide great specificity leading to improved disease tracking. HHS announced on August 15th, the desire to have the ICD-10 Code Sets Effective October 1, 2011. Additionally, adopting the X12 standard, Version 5010, and NCPDP Version D.0 for Prescription Drug Programs. These are foundational components to an ICD-10 implementation.
A new item to add to your 3 year strategic plan, as it will encompass most of your revenue cycle systems.

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