Well, here we are on October 1, 2015, the beginning of a new coding era. The world is still round, the sun is still shining and Congress didn’t stop ICD-10 implementation at the 11th hour as some had hoped.
At this point we’ve all studied, practiced, tested and done all we know to do to prepare for this day. The truth is that we won’t really know the full impact of ICD-10 for a few weeks, once the payors have started processing claims and they are actually adjudicated. We’ll all feel much better once we see DOS 10/1/15 on the ERAs and and big fat PAID stamp in red at the top.
In a few years, we’ll all look back and vaguely remember that we were hesitant to make the switch.