October 1, 2015 is just a little more than six months away, and we had better be ready. It seems that the annual delay will not happen this year, and like it or not–here it comes. Best practices and their billing services will do everything possible to embrace this change, if for no other reason than to see to it that our practices have a normal monthly income. At this time, we are preparing to renew our efforts of implementation and testing to be ready on October 1. We encourage you to do the same.
The hardest part will be for those of us who know so many codes by memory, as we will have to erase that memory card and start clean. Yes, there are more characters in the code to learn, but ongoing learning helps keep the brain busy and alive.
So, hang on, ICD-10 here we come!