If your organization hasn’t already started down the path to adopt ICD-10 codes, you’ll need to kick-start your efforts right away.

ICD-10 is an essential HIPAA requirement for reporting medical diagnoses and inpatient procedures, and it’s a long-awaited update to the predecessor ICD-9. For providers, payers and vendors, there is no margin for error in adopting ICD-10; the deadline to make the transition is October 1.