If you have not started your ICD 10 Assessment by now, I believe you will need to put it on the.fast track, as you are late. Many healthcare organizations, having reviewed their preparedness, realize they are going to be short staffed with their EMR skills, given their daily operational needs.
Inpatient will be the highest.impacted unit, followed by Ambulatory, Billing, Reporting and Extracts. Making sure that your Third Party Applications are updated with the ICD 10 compliant version and code is essential and priority. Getting regular updates from AHIMA, HIMSS and WEDI are good ways to keep yourself aware. Get the regular CMS updates is essential