Reflections on ICD-10

So far, ICD-10 seems to be going so much more smoothly than many expected. Are we to believe that smooth operations will continue indefinitely? Based on conversations I’ve had, people seem to be waiting for one significantly potential driver of change:

Insurer refinement of ICD-10 claims processing

Will insurers demand the level of specificity inherent in ICD-10? What exactly will audits look like? And how might reimbursement change in the future?

I think providers need to continue to remain alert and ready for whatever comes next.