Posts Categorized: ICD-10 Updates

ICD-10: Doctors, do you have the time?

Rhonda Buckholz, vice president of ICD-10 training and education for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), addressed the American Academy of Otolaryngology (AAO) last week during the Annual Meeting and Expo in San Francisco. Ms. Buckholz explained that the forthcoming change from ICD-9 to ICD-10 will have a substantial impact on the entire practice.


October 1, 2014 is the cut over day for practices to convert from the almost 30 year use of ICD-9 to ICD-10. While this conversion will obviously affect medical coders and billing staff, most of the marketplace is overlooking the impact this will have on the physician.