During a session on ICD-10 at the iHT2 New York Health IT Summit this week, Jim Daley, director, IT risk and compliance, Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina, and co-chair of the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) ICD-10 workgroup, jokingly asked the sparse crowd if they were really there to learn about ICD-10 when the transition to the new coding set was set to take place in less than 48 hours.
Daley’s humor sheds some light onto the ICD-10 state of affairs—if you’re not yet ready for ICD-10, then there’s nothing that a 50-minute educational session two days before the transition can do for you. Nonetheless, Oct. 1 is a day away (yes, sorry Congress, it’s happening!), and while I believe most of the industry is probably hunkered down in their ICD-10 “command centers,” I figured that giving our readers a one-stop-shop of the most important news, tips and stories from the last few months on ICD-10 could prove beneficial. Here are five things to keep in mind as the clock keeps ticking away.