ADP AdvancedMD has announced the launch of MyICD-10, a new website aimed at helping medical practices prepare for the October 1, 2014 ICD-10 transition. The new website features a timeline and a variety of tools that can assist private practices getting ready for the change.
With recent studies indicate that 75 percent of providers are 25 percent or less complete with their ICD-10 transition preparations it appears that many practices are beginning to fall behind in their preparations. Even with seventeen months before the deadline beginning to prepare is essential to a smooth change over.
“There is no question that the transition to ICD-10 will have a profound impact on our customers as well as the overall medical industry,” said Steve ZoBell, CTO and VP of Product, ADP AdvancedMD. “Ensuring our software and clients are ready for ICD-10 is a primary focus for our company. However, ICD-10-ready software can’t carry the whole transition for a practice. Practices have to assess and adjust their internal workflows and processes as well. As a result, it was vital to proactively help physicians and their practices get out in front of this change, and to help our clients ensure they have no disruptions to their patient care or practice cash flow.”
ADP AdvancedMD tools and information available on MyICD10.advancedmd.com include:
- The ADP AdvancedMD ICD-10 Trail Map, which recommends four phases of ICD-10 preparation for practices, beginning this calendar quarter: (1) assemble, organize and educate an ICD-10 team; (2) identify, assess, plan, and approve new processes and related budget to support the transition to these new processes; (3) execute training plans; and (4) test. The timeline for each step is delineated in the ADP AdvancedMD Trail Map, which also provides valuable templates and checklists.
- ICD-10 webinars: a series of one-hour sessions, begun in March 2013 and continuing into 2014. Attendees of the latest webinar received free tools and tips to help them conduct an impact assessment, develop a timeline, and set a budget.
- Articles and news surrounding the transition to the new ICD-10 code set.
If you’re starting to get anxious about your practice’s preparation for ICD-10 this site from ADP is a good source of information. It even offers a daily countdown to the deadline that will either comfort you, or ramp up your anxiety, depending on where you are in the process.