ICD-10 will affect all areas of the revenue cycle — from pre-admission, to medical necessity edits, to IT changes, to claim submission, to payer denials and, yes, coding. All health care providers will begin this new language in October 2015.
Identify potential hot spots of risk within the revenue cycle
Gauge the impact to the key areas of financial risk — including the payers
Adopt an easy-to-understand rollout plan for compliance with providers