Health Information Management

Transition to ICD-10: The team, timeline, and tasks

HIM-HIPAA Insider, October 26, 2010

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by Jean S. Clark, RHIA, CSHA 

The transition to ICD-10 is not in any way the kind of transition we made from ICD-8 to ICD-9, nor is it a simple matter of training coders and installing a new encoder. 
 
This transition will be one of the biggest that hospitals, HIM directors, and coders have seen in many years, and it will take a well-organized and well-led team approach to manage such a large undertaking. 
 
Good project management, planning, and implementation are keys to success. 
 
Note: To read more, visit the HCPro website. Subscribers to Medical Records Briefing have access to this article in the October issue of their newsletters.



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