Successful ICD-10 Implementation Starts with a Process

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Friday, July 17, 2015

Rome wasn’t built in a day. Neither was the Statue of Liberty. Their completion was the result of a carefully planned and executed process—what defines as “a systematic series of actions directed to a specific end.”   Nicholas Merkin, CEO of Compliagent, a Los Angeles-based firm providing compliance counseling to medical organizations, says that the approach to maximizing the benefits of ICD-10 documentation should be no different.    “We really encourage people to think of ICD-10 integration as a dynamic process,” he explains. “You have this deadline of October 1, and the problem with a deadline is it becomes a static event. But it’s not really a moment in time.    Thinking about process Merkin says that in health care there are many deadlines where people see being compliant by a certain date as simply checking off a box once they’ve achieved that goal and thinking there’s nothing more to be done. But that’s not the case where ICD-10 documentation is concerned. Read more at Physician's Money Digest.