Given the letters CMS sent to AHIMA and AMA last month, it seems clear there is no intention to delay the ICD-10 conversion again. With less than 19 months before October 1, 2014, the time to prepare is now. Preparation involves more than just system upgrades. Practices need to consider how physicians will be impacted, specifically in the areas of charge capture and documentation. Then take the next step to determine how changes in those two areas will impact the revenue cycle.
Trinity Health in Minot, ND is one of White Plume’s recent implementations who recognized the need to plan for the conversion to ICD-10. The paper superbill is a simple and productive tool for physicians, but ICD-10 threatens the paper superbill and physician muscle memory. White Plume’s solutions help Trinity Health re-think their charge capture process, while preserving physician productivity, and revenue cycle efficiency. Trinity’s Business Services Director, Rhonda Johnson, said, “We are impressed by how White Plume is prepared and ready to handle the transition to ICD-10, especially from the physician’s point of view.”
Join Trinity Health and White Plume’s numerous other clients that are evaluating these crucial processes in their practice and preparing for ICD-10 now.