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Network Matters
News and Information for the
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Network

June 2013

Are You Ready for ICD-10 Transition?


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.

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