For the past three years, we have been beating the drum to prepare for the implementation of ICD-10, the tenth edition of the International Classification of Diseases. Since 2012, however, the deadline for implementation of ICD-10 has been pushed back three times, because of the complexity necessary to re-code.

In 2015, however, the deadline is firmly locked in place. That means healthcare providers—and the databases upon which they are dependent to manage compliance with ICD-10—have no more retreat positions. The new coding system will go into effect and health care providers must be ready.

So what does ICD-10 have to do with our Foxtrot digital employees?

Foxtrot’s software is tailored to prepare healthcare providers with the ability to put their databases in order to comply with ICD-10. With Foxtrot’s help, our customers have already completed their preparation or are wrapping up their preparations for the new coding regulations.

ICD-10 provides a vivid example of the kind of database management challenge Foxtrot addresses. Even if you are not in the healthcare business, it’s worth a moment to get acquainted with the breathtaking scope and scale of ICD-10 and how regulatory requirements can impact one’s database.

Three of the sites that can better acquaint you with ICD-10 are:

http://www.icd10watch.com

http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coding/ICD10/Latest_News.html

http://www.healthcareitnews.com/directory/icd-10-coding

Are you ICD-10 ready?

If not, give us a call and find out how Foxtrot will help you prepare for the October 1, 2015 deadline for readiness.