More than 5,500 new procedure and diagnosis codes will go into effect beginning in October 2016. What does this mean for HIM teams still feeling the effects of implementing the original 70,000-plus ICD-10 codes?
The freeze is over! After five years of ICD-10 classification system code freezes, October 1, 2016 will see the system back on the “normal” cycle for annual updates.
Now that ICD-10 is officially here and everyone is using it, we can really start to dig into the details and take advantage of all it has to offer. This month’s Code Cracker offers some tips for how to make the most of the year ahead.