ICD-10 Basics: What is ICD-10?

With the transition to ICD-10 just a few months away, many healthcare professionals are still stressing over whether or not they’ll actually be ready by Oct. 1 – especially those in small practices.

Last month we conducted a survey of 1,000 healthcare professionals to gauge just how stressed they were about the transition and to see where they stood in terms of preparedness. When we asked respondents if they felt confident they would be adequately trained by the Oct. 1 deadline, only 11 percent say they are “highly confident.” And with less than six months to go, that’s a little concerning.

That’s why we’ve teamed up with Capture Billing to produce a series of videos that make learning about ICD-10 easy and fun. In this video, our host Manny Oliverez, goes over the basics of ICD-10, why it’s important for the industry to transition to the new code set, and how ICD-10 differs from ICD-9.

In the upcoming videos, Manny will explain how to format ICD-10 codes and why it’s important to have a deeper understanding of anatomy and physiology to code properly with ICD-10.

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Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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