Well, we’ve been using the new ICD10 codes now for four months so just how did everything shake out? There was so much buzz about how no one was ready and how money was going to stop coming in. Providers needed to prepare for several months with no income because it would be such a mess.
As far as we can see, it was just a blip on the screen. Took quite a bit of preparation time to get ready, but we haven’t seen much of anything in the way of problems resulting from the transition to ICD10 codes.
Michele likes to compare it to the hype connected with Y2K. People were predicting computers would shut down and the world would end but nothing happened. It was much the same with the ICD10s, there were a few small bumps for some, but we haven’t heard of any major issues.