Is it just me or is the amount of ICD-10 hype particularly increased over the last couple of months? Now, at just 17 months until implementation, it seems the industry has taken it up a notch lately. And that has me wondering if ICD-10 is giving anyone panic attacks yet. And yes, there is a code for that:
- F41.0, Panic disorder [episodic paroxysmal anxiety] without agoraphobia
At least I hope no one has been moved to the point of panic where they are afraid to leave their homes.
As for me, I have been eating, sleeping, and breathing ICD-10. In my day job, I’ve been writing training materials and even delivering training to clients. On Colorado’s ICD-10 Task Force, we’ve just planned a year’s worth of statewide education. I’ve given up a Saturday or two to attend or facilitate ICD-10 Coffee Chats locally for roundtable discussions on coding in ICD-10. And I’ve hit two regional associations here in Colorado and given an hour long presentation to each on what’s happening with ICD-10 on the state level. On a daily basis, I receive at least 10-15 newsletters or marketing emails on ICD-10.
No wonder I find I have CPT amnesia.
At any rate, is it just me or are you feeling it too? I’ve been looking for a new hook for my blog for 2013 and I think I may have found it, so look for upcoming blogs on some creative ways to navigate the onslaught of ICD-10 information. Who has the most precise and condensed information out there? Where can you get affordable (or free) ICD-10 education? Where can you download and begin learning ICD-10 on your own? All this and more as I eat, sleep, breathe… and blog about ICD-10.