The US Senate voted to approve H.R. 4302, Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014, which included language delaying the implementation of ICD-10-CM/PCS by at least one year. The bill was subsequently signed into law by President Obama.

CSG is committed to meeting the urgent coding needs of hospitals and healthcare professionals nationwide through the highest level of quality, accuracy and customer service; whether the coding system is ICD-9, ICD-10, or CPT. With the delay, CSG has identified key opportunities for stronger ICD-10 readiness for our internal teams, current hospital customers and future healthcare clients.

Dual Coding and Documentation Improvement

Dual coding is really the only way to collect accurate statistical data to analyze the financial impact of ICD-10. Dual coding also provides physicians and CDI staff with the documentation opportunities and coding trends that need to be addressed before the ICD-10 go live. The delay provides additional time for providers to partner with CSG to support backflow, dual coding, and ICD-10 coding initiatives.

Coder Education

CSG is committed to bridge the gap with ICD-9-CM coding education for the many students who have attended accredited schools that have discontinued ICD-9-CM in their program curriculum.  Our team of experts welcomes coders who would like the opportunity to use their ICD-10-CM/PCS coding skill as well as obtain professional development in ICD-9-CM.

Here to Serve

At CSG, we have not stopped our preparations for the implementation of ICD-10 and we are ready to support our clients who rely on our expertise. Our main focus will continue to be on the documentation opportunities that exist and the training and development of the HIM and Coding staff in the departments that we serve.



Sue McGrogan


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