The AMA updates CPT codes annually, effective January 1 of each year. CMS updates HCPCS quarterly, with significant updates also effective every January 1.
CDM Coordinators must understand the code changes thoroughly, including deleted codes and replacement codes as well as revised codes.
Modern Healthcare | Featuring Comments from John Behn, Stroudwater Revenue Cycle Solutions
SRCS President John Behn comments on the impact of ICD-10 for U.S. hospitals in this Governing News article.
In a January 2015 Healthcare Finance News article, John Behn discusses the impact of ICD-10 with author Kurt Ullman.
Stroudwater consultants led many successful projects through the Rural Hospital Performance Improvement Project. Explore the case studies and Stroudwater's work with the National Rural Health Resource Center.
CMS and AMA are working to make sure physicians and other providers are ready ahead of the transition to ICD-10 that will happen on October 1, reaching out to healthcare providers all across the country.