A Veterans Health Administration (VHA) coding pilot study brought to light surprising results related to ambulatory and inpatient coding productivity, researchers said during a Tuesday afternoon session at AHIMA’s ICD-10-CM/PCS and Computer-Assisted Coding Summit.
Despite rumors to the contrary, Medicaid is, and has been, ready for the implementation of ICD-10, according to a federal Medicaid official who spoke Tuesday at AHIMA’s ICD-10-CM/PCS and CAC Summit.
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Although only six months separates AHIMA’s ICD-10 2014 ICD-10-CM/PCS and Computer-Assisted Coding (CAC) Summit and the code set’s go-live date, Summit attendees still have time to get advice on the transition from the industry’s top experts.
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.