EHRs and the ICD-10 Transition: Planning for 2015

This article (link below) was published by AHIMA and reprinted with permission by Physician’s Practice.  It details recommendations regarding how EHRs users and vendors should approach the transition from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM.  EHR vendors that are transitioning to SNOMED CT before the October 1, 2015 deadline for using ICD-10-CM will be able to offer a relatively smooth transition.  In some cases EHR users maintain local ICD-9-CM codes (e.g., templates, pick lists for diseases, etc.).  These individuals will need to work with their EHR vendors to identify where in their EHRs locally maintained ICD-9-CM codes may reside, and the steps needed to update them to ICD-10-CM.

Article Link: EHRs and the ICD-10 Transition: Planning for 2015

Author of article (and this post): Michael Stearns, MD, CPC

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