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Lingering Effects of ICD-10 – Administrative Eyecare

We look back a few months to the transition to ICD-10, you might be reminded of fireworks. Much anticipation and heightened nerves led up to October 1st as everyone awaited an expected explosion and a lot of noise. But fireworks have an occasional “dud.” October 2015 came and went with a few sparks but no explosions and very little noise—likely due to the detailed preparation (yes, all that hard work paid off!) for implementing the conversion. While a dud fireworks leaves you feeling disappointed, this was a welcome outcome in terms of ICD-10. Perfect? No, but manageable.

This article addresses a few of the issues still lingering from the ICD­-10 conversion and outlines steps to help the transition continue smoothly.

  • Mapping Issues
  • Changing Instructions
  • Grace Period Does Not Apply To All Payers or All Claims
  • Too Many Miscellaneous Codes
  • Documentation Lacking Detail
  • Considerations for the Future

This article was published in Administrative Eyecare, March / April 2016, and written by Corcoran’s Senior Consultant, Mary Pat Johnson, COMT, CPC, COE, CPMA.


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