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3 Keys to a Successful ICD-10 Transition

By: Nextech | September 4th, 2015

3 Keys to a Successful ICD-10 Transition Blog Feature

With just under a month until the ICD-10 deadline on October 1, specialty physicians are doing what they can to ensure their practices are prepared for massive transition.icd-10_clock

Due to the significant increase in number of codes from ICD-9 to ICD-10, transition to the new coding system hasn't been a totally smooth process and with the countdown inching closer to zero, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services is offering some advice to clinics on how to have a successful ICD-10 transition -- preparation, assistance and collabortation.

Fortunately for specialty physicians -- dermatologists, ophthalmologists and plastic surgeons -- Nextech is deeply committed to making sure its clients are ready for ICD-10 and preparation, assistance and collaboration are at the center of that commitment.


There's just one month left until the mandatory transition to ICD-10, but there's still time to prepare, and preparation is key. Nextech wants to make sure its clients are prepared for the Oct. 1 deadlines and offering educational resources is a big part of that. Whether its through downloadable content like E-Books or whitepapers or attending ICD-10 webinars, Nextech clients have access to a vast amount of content designed to make their ICD-10 transition a smooth one.


Learning new ICD-10 codes (and there are a lot of them) can be really tough, so Nextech has helped simplify this process by automatically pairing up ICD-9 codes with its ICD-10 counterpart when they are typed into the software. It's a convenient and simple way to help the learning process along; This is a feature that won't disappear after the Oct. 1 deadline, either, so if anyone on staff is still having trouble with where to find certain ICD-10 codes, Nextech's coding assistance solution will be there for them.


A successful ICD-10 transisiton can't be done alone. It comes through a collaborative partnership between practice and vendor. Nextech understands that issues arise in any ICD-10 transition, which is why the Nextech support team is available to work together with your practice to resolve any problems. Working alongside your practice is what Nextech is all about, especially when it comes to getting you through the ICD-10 transition.