Sidestepping the ICD-10 Operations Bottleneck on Oct. 1, 2015

Now that the sustainable growth rate (SGR) bill has been signed by the president without any further ICD-10 delay language, it’s time to proceed with ICD-10. Although there are many speculations regarding increased data causing operational bottlenecks, it may not necessarily be due to a huge spike in claims volume on Oct. 1, 2015. Hospitals will not discharge more patients on Oct. 1 than they typically do, nor is an abnormally massive influx of claims transactions anticipated. To continue reading, please click here.

Editor’s note: APMA’s ICD-10 Resources will help you prepare for the transition to happen October 1, 2015.