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ICD-10 Myths (Part 3)

PIMSY mental health EHR true or false

by Leigh-Ann Renz, 3/11/14 (revised & updated on 6.19.15)

ICD-10 Myth # 3:

"I don't need to worry about ICD-10 because my EHR is taking care of it"

This is another dangerous, erroneous and prevalent misconception that can hurt your practice. While PIMSY EHR is leading the pack in educating and guiding our clients about the upcoming changes, it is ultimately the responsibility of each organization to ensure compliance is met.

There's only so much your EMR can do, and most of the work must be done by the organization itself. How do you get started?! Here's a sample game plan:

1) Talk to your payers & secure resources such as consultation
2) Set your ICD-10 practice-wide plan
3) Train your staff
4) Schedule testing with your payers and practice
5) Revise methodology as needed based on testing
6) Set aside funds to cover the transition period & create an updated revenue plan

See 8 Steps to a Smooth ICD-10 Transition for more options and our ICD-10 Resource Center for more articles.

ICD-10 Myth # 1: "I've heard that the government's going to extend the ICD-10 deadline."

ICD-10 Myth # 2: "ICD-10 doesn't affect me because we use DSM-5" 

ICD-10 Myth # 4: "ICD-10 doesn't apply to me because I work in mental health."

ICD-10 Myth # 5: "I don't need to worry about ICD-10 because I only see self-pay clients."

ICD-10 Myth #6: "As a provider, I don’t need to worry about ICD-10 – our billing person's going to take care of it”

ICD-10 Myth #7: "Workman's compensation is going to stay on ICD-9"


Leigh-Ann Renz is the Marketing & Business Development Director of PIMSY EHR. For more information about electronic solutions for your practice, check out Behavioral Health EHR

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