You decided that you’re ready to begin working on ICD-10, that’s great news! You’re going to need someone to manage the project. I know in rural hospitals everyone wears a lot of hats, so someone is going to get the ICD-10 hat. It’s not a decision to be taken lightly. Sometimes with other projects, the mentality is to just “wing it.” Please don’t have this mindset with ICD-10. Your revenue cycle—and hospital—is on the line.
This project is going to require some structure, and the most important part of this structure is building on a strong project manager for ICD-10. Let’s review the responsibilities of the ICD-10 project manager.