We’re now into our final year of preparation for ICD-10 implementation, and it seemed like a long time coming. Most of us have had a detailed implementation plan with a timeline and deliverables in place for some time now. For those of you working in health information management (HIM) and/or the coding arena, there are a few items we need to address when it comes to our overall readiness.
The cost of medical care services is now up 6.5 percent from last September. The recently released Consumer Price Index, or CPI, did not exactly