CMS meeting to address more ICD-10 issues
The ICD-9-CM Coordination and Maintenance (C&M) Committee is scheduled to meet next month.
- 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sept. 19, 2012
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Auditorium, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244.
- Open to the public, limited only by the space available.
ICD-10 topics dominate the agenda:
- ICD-10 implementation Announcements
- Expansion of thoracic aorta body part under heart and great vessels systemshow citation box
- Addendum issues (temporary therapeutic endovascular occlusion of vessel, changing body part from thoracic aorta to abdominal aorta)
- ICD-10 MS-DRGs
- ICD-10 HAC translations
- ICD-10 MCE translations
- More ICD-10-CM diagnosis topics
More details are in the Federal Register.
How are we going to tell if the healthcare industry is on track to meet the new ICD-10 implementation deadline? (ICD10 Watch)
Steve Sisko sees the process of creating an impact statement as having long-term benefits. (Government Health IT)
Basically it's not enough to train coders how to use the ICD-10-CM/PCS code sets. They really need to improve their anatomy and physiology knowledge, and doctors need to improve documentation. (ICD10 Watch)
Kyle Murphy suggests that healthcare providers reach out to their top payers to work together on reaching ICD-10 implementation. (EHRintelligence.com)
And the reason why payers should collaborate is more about what happens after the ICD-10 implementation deadline, not before it. (ICD10 Watch)
A snapshot at how statistics changed when the United States started using ICD-10 codes for mortality reporting. (HIT Exchange)
Outcomes-based treatments and accountable care organizations aren't going to get rid of upcoding. (Wonkblog)
This is a basic post about getting ready for the ICD-10 transition. There are a couple points worth mentioning. First, it recommends, "Identify a project sponsor who will champion the entire project." Second, it has a link to a whitepaper, ICD-10: Preparing Your Practice for the Big Changover, that's worth reading. (Medical Practice Management | athenahealth Blog)
Some insights on accounting for software and system upgrades. (Health Care Reform Insights)