Soon, your hospital or group will be expecting you to document your emergency visits in an ICD-10-CM–friendly manner. To paraphrase a famous Vice President, “ICD-10-CM is a big %%^& deal.” All emergency physicians will need to have a basic understanding of ICD-10-CM key concepts.
ICD-10 will be impossible to ignore since it is tied to physician and hospital reimbursement as well as value-based and quality-of-care metrics. The reality of working in a busy emergency department within an electronic medical record means that ICD-10 will likely present unique challenges.
ACEP has a number of ICD-10 resources designed for the busy emergency physician that can be found at www.acep.org/content.aspx?id=28754.