October Appeal Letters Online Newsletter
October 2014 eNewsletter
ICD-10 Time Management:
One Year, Many Goals
Greetings Randall Fuchs,

Deborah Grider has been waiting longer than most of us for ICD-10. As one of the top ICD-10 consultants in the country, she started studying ICD-10 years ago in preparation for what she felt would be a game changer in healthcare reimbursement. Last March, she had a schedule full of ICD-10 consulting projects ahead when word reached her while on a training assignment in the Virgin Islands about Congress's vote to delay the implementation again.

"Quite honestly, I have been involved with several implementation projects and, when they announced the delay, everyone stopped. They redirected their efforts to Meaningful Use Stage Two. A lot of them are getting back on track now but the momentum is gone," Grider said. Grider is a healthcare consultant at Karen Zupko and Associates.

Lost ICD-10 momentum is lurking in the back of the mind of any healthcare professional whose job involves seeing an organization safely through this transition. Getting momentum back may be tough, acknowledges Grider, but there is no shortage of  tasks to complete by the new implementation date, October 15, 2015.

"You have to become a cheerleader," Grider said. "And you have to give them . . .
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