Explore this issue:December 2011
Resources for Getting Your Practice Ready
There are several resources available, many free of charge.
- American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Multiple pages of information on ICD-10 implementation that address issues specific to otolaryngology, including a slide set from the presentation at the 2010 annual meeting.
Information from both the Centers with links to other, non-governmental resources.
- American Health Information Management Association
Information on training available from the association, information on authorized resellers and a list of white papers that can be purchased, as well as others that are available for free.
- Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society
Lists of information on planning, financial considerations, gathering human resources and budget considerations.
Touches on most general aspects of implementation, with an additional concentration on training staff and physicians on coding issues.
- Medical Group Management Association
Focused more on the practice manager side of implementation.