April 29, 2014, 9:00 AM PDT / 12:00 PM EDT

At the end of March, Congress passed legislation that delays the mandatory transition to ICD-10 until October 1, 2015. With all that extra time, some of you might be eager to push the new code set to the back of your mind. Au contraire! Even though we now have a year and six months until the US goes live with ICD-10, there’s still a lot to be done—and we’re here to help. In this month’s webinar, we’ll walk you through the process of developing a comprehensive ICD-10 prep plan for your practice. Topics will include:

  • Organizing finances
  • Considering coders
  • Developing training plans
  • Working with vendors

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