Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Is ICD-10 Giving You F41.0 (Panic Attacks?)

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.