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.