With the ICD-10 compliance date of October 1, 2014 approaching, many payers and providers have begun preparing for the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 diagnosis and procedures codes. Harvard Pilgrim continues to refine our processes and systems and work with business partners and vendors to help ensure a smooth transition and minimize any disruption.
What can you do to get ready? The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), a leading authority on health IT, offered the following tips in a white paper on ICD-10 implementation:
- Confirm transition plans
- Transition business and technology operations
- Validate vendor readiness and compliance
- Implement change and communications strategies
- Train staff on ICD-10 concepts and changes
- Monitor readiness
- Participate in local and national ICD-10 workgroups
For additional information on the transition to ICD-10, visit the ICD-10 Preparedness Plan page on Harvard Pilgrim’s provider website.