Is it possible that we have actually been using ICD-10 for five (5) months? If you started using it on October 1, 2015, as required by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS), then, yes, you have!
So what is the next step? What are the supposed benefits we were all going to get out of ICD-10? Are their places you are not yet using it most effectively? What should you do about them?
CMS has addressed some of these issues in its new Next Steps Toolkit.
- Assess your ICD-10 progress using key performance indicators (kpi’s)
- Address opportunities for improvement
- Maintain your progress and keep up to date on ICD-10.
Let us know what you think of the Toolkit. Please share your comments below.