ICD-10 is Coming—Are You Ready?

Jackie Ryan and Jerry Winkelmann

The transition to 5010 may be settling down for your practice, but don’t get too comfortable! The next major transition—to the new International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-10 coding system—is coming, and it is going to be bigger than 5010.

Despite the fact that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently proposed delaying ICD-10 compliance to Oct. 1, 2014, orthopaedic practices should continue to move forward with their ICD-10 preparations. The following information will help you develop a compliance plan for your practice.

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