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ANSI 5010 migration is coming in 2012. ICD-10 is coming in 2013. Remember that not all Plans will follow CMS day one with ICD-10. This means that providers will have to maintain usage of ICD-9 while deploying ICD-10 in the practice in 2013. In fact, Worker’s Comp and NYS No-Fault are exempt from ICD-10 requirements.

You need to plan now and put together strategies that migrate your practices in the direction of ICD-10. It is important to understand the costs in loss of productivity as well as in training.

Your Practice Management software should handle the technology piece and guide you on the mechanics, but proper planning and close collaborative effort with your billing service or practice administrator is essential to get it right.

Starting out with delay, doubt, fear or misguided expectations will not achieve the required goal.