Even if you and your staff have mastered the ICD-10 codes you’ll use in your practice and the documentation elements to support them, your systems need to be ready to go when ICD-10 begins, too. If you can’t send claims, you can’t receive payment for them.
You’ll want to verify before the Oct. 1 ICD-10 start date that you can generate and submit claims. In addition, make sure you can:
Schedule outpatient procedures,
Perform eligibility and benefits verifications,
Prepare to submit quality data,
Schedule office visits, and
Update patient histories and encounters.