Tune in to this monthly online coding column to learn from AHIMA’s coding experts about challenging areas and documentation opportunities for ICD-10-CM/PCS. This month, explore some fun ways to prepare for the transition to ICD-10-CM/PCS that don’t involve countless hours of mundane training.
AHIMA Foundation Director William Rudman, PhD, RHIA, discusses why CAC and CDI yielded surprising results when the foundation and TrustHCS asked the industry to report on ICD-10 readiness.
AHIMA and several other organizations have contacted Congressional leaders in the House and Senate urging their continued support for the current ICD-10-CM/PCS compliance date of October 1, 2014 in response to two bills that call for a halt in the implementation of the new code set.
Give physicians ample lead time, explain how the new system can improve patient care, break old coding habits, and appeal to doctors’ individual learning styles. These are among the strategies outlined in Navicure’s new white paper “Engaging Physicians in ICD-10: Strategies for Practice Administrators.”
Implementation of the new ICD-10-CM/PCS (ICD-10) codes has proved an enormous tactical and strategic effort for healthcare payers and providers alike. There are six key steps that payers and providers should consider as they undertake the transition to ICD-10…
The AHIMA-developed Internal Escalation Policy includes sample policies that require a CDI specialist or coder to escalate issues regarding clinical documentation validity.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is on track with the implementation of ICD-10, and no further delays should be expected. That was the message in the “CMS ICD-10 Report on State of the Union” presentation delivered Wednesday by Denise M. Buenning, BA, MsM, deputy director for Office of E-Health Standards and Services at CMS at the 2013 AHIMA ICD-10-CM/PCS and Computer-Assisted Coding Summit, taking place in Baltimore, MD this week.
Although many find ICD-10-CM/PCS implementation to be an overwhelming process, analyzing the financial impact of ICD-10-CM/PCS should not be frightening. In Tuesday’s “Frightening Scenario or Manageable Change? Determining the Realistic Reimbursement Impact of ICD-10 on MS-DRGs and APR-DRGs” session at the 2013 AHIMA ICD-10-CM/PCS and Computer-Assisted Coding Summit, taking place in Baltimore, MD this week, a panel of presenters reviewed the translation method that assisted John Hopkins Health System (under APR-DRGs) and Sibley Memorial Hospital (under MS-DRGs) to identify product lines that represent their greatest exposure under ICD-10-CM/PCS.