1) Why Test ICD-10 Now?
credit: CMS & HHS, 7.20.15
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.
Why is it important to test now?
• Testing is vital to making sure you can create and submit claims using ICD-10 once we reach the compliance date. The only way to be sure that your systems can handle ICD-10 is to test.
• The earlier you test, the more time you have to resolve any issues you encounter during the claims creation process, which lasts from documentation to claims submission.
• Testing is one of the best ways to make sure you avoid potential cash flow issues.
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 practices preparing 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.