3) ICD-10 Testing with Trading Partners
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ICD-10 Preparation for Mental & Behavioral Health and Substance Usage Providers
"While ICD-10 is less than 75 days away, you still have time to get ready. But you must get ready now.
Test with vendors, clearinghouses, billing services, and health plans to:
- Verify that you can submit, receive, and process data with ICD-10 codes
- Understand how ICD-10 updates affect the transactions you submit
- Identify and address specific issues before October 1
Because time is short, test inside your practice and with partners at the same time if you are just getting started.
Check for testing opportunities at the website of the Cooperative Exchange, an association of clearinghouses.
To learn more about getting ready, visit the cms.gov/ICD10 for free resources including the Road to 10 tool designed especially for small and rural practices, but useful for all health care professionals.
Keep Up to Date on ICD-10
Leigh-Ann Renz is the Marketing & Business Development Director of PIMSY EHR and is very passionate about helping practices prepare for the upcoming ICD-10 transition. For more ICD-10 resources, especially geared towards mental / behavioral health, see our ICD-10 Resource Center. For information about electronic solutions for your practice, check out Mental Health EHR.