Report from the AHIMA 2011 ICD-10 Summit

AHIMA’s 2011 ICD-10 Summit convened more than 500 healthcare professionals to discuss the state of the ICD-10-CM/PCS transition in the US. Their discussions—in presentations, Q&As, and hallway conversations—offered a rich view into the progress that providers, payers, and vendors are making, the challenges they are encountering, and the insights they are gaining and generously sharing.

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Report from the AHIMA 2011 ICD-10 Summit

AHIMA’s 2011 ICD-10 Summit convened more than 500 healthcare professionals to discuss the state of the ICD-10-CM/PCS transition in the US. Their discussions—in presentations, Q&As, and hallway conversations—offered a rich view into the progress that providers, payers, and vendors are making, the challenges they are encountering, and the insights they are gaining and generously sharing.

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The Risks and Rewards of ACOs

Entities interested in becoming accountable care organizations can ease their way in on a track that lowers their risk of financial loss. But the greater rewards come to those who agree to share the risk of any losses that might occur.

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Getting Strategic about ICD-10

All of us in healthcare have a “mountain of mandates thrust upon” us, noted Dave Biel, MS, principal at Deloitte Consulting, presenting at AHIMA’s 2011 ICD-10 Summit on April 12. “But we need to ask how can we advance our corporate agendas in the midst of all this work.” This is especially true with the transition to ICD-10-CM/PCS, one of the biggest mountains in today’s healthcare landscape. Smart organizations are seeking to do more...

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Assessing the ICD Impact, Planning Organizational Change

All good plans begin with an assessment of the here-and-now. A first step for any organization mapping its transition to ICD-10-CM/PCS is an assessment of the upgrade’s impact on current systems that use ICD codes. Understanding that impact is the start of all other planning, such as timeline and budget. It is also the start of other benefits. Conducting an impact assessment enables an organization to evaluate its current operations...

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