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Viewing posts from: July 2011

Start Preparing NOW for ICD-10 Coding

Susan Carmichael
Coding, Slideshow

In this session, Select Data is including a link to the PowerPoint Presentation presented by teleconference, nationally, on July 27, 2011.

  ICD-10 PCS and ICD-10 CM are being actively discussed, especially since CMS stated in their recent online training that the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 “Requires changes to almost all clinical and administrative systems and requires changes to business processes.”   As we all are aware, ICD-10 will replace a 30 year old system that has not kept up with modern terminology and clinical practices. ICD- 10 offers detailed information on the patient’s condition through specific diagnoses. It is expected to allow upgrading of current data analysis of both diagnoses and procedures with improved care management for patients/clients as an outcome. Because of increased specificity, the expectation is that interventions for chronic diseases will occur sooner. ICD-10 will allow tracking of disease severity and progress measurement as well as design educational programs for disease clusters identified. It is also expected to identify disease groupings that “may merit special attention” as well as the designing of new care management programs. Because there is more specific information tracked sooner, it is expected to provide an opportunity to determine procedural and process cost-efficiencies. More specific information presents an opportunity for coverage and policy revisions. Programs will be expected to make decisions based on more dynamic information. For an overview of ICD-10 including the differences in number of codes, documentation requirements, differences between ICD-9 and ICD-10, please review the attached Power Point presentation. Contact Select Data Chief Compliance Officer with questions regarding ICD-10. To download a copy of this PowerPoint presentation click here.  

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