Clinical documentation improvement (CDI) is crucial to ICD-10 readiness. Current issues with ICD-9 in documentation will persist with ICD-10. Taking an advanced approach to CDI now that accounts for all lengths of stay, all payers, and all care settings can make all the difference. This infographic shows you advanced CDI at a glance.
Medicare rules for medical necessity, called Local and National Coverage Determinations (LCDs and NCDs), currently account for as many as 500,000 ICD-9 and HCPCS/CPT code pairs. The number of code pairs will increase under ICD-10. The good news is that ICD-10 policies and edits can be included in your medical necessity content. This infographic provides an overview of the medical necessity issues you should be aware of as you transition to ICD-10.
3M's updated ICD-10 eGuide provides a high-level overview of steps hospitals can take now to ready their organizations for the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10, including key success factors to gauge progress. This guide includes insights from 3M experts and clients on empowering your ICD-10 program, analyzing financial impact, and measuring success, plus videos, media links, checklists, and links to useful industry sites.
Congratulations to CMS on the success of its recent end-to-end testing, which demonstrated that CMS systems are ready to accept ICD-10 claims. How Exactly? Find out by viewing this infographic.
More than 1,300 proactive inpatient and outpatient coders, CDI specialists, and professional coding staff across the country have been testing their ICD-10 coding knowledge with coding scenarios since June 2013. Now, we want to give you the top three most viewed coding challenges of all time.
Like anything else, knowing where to start on a major project can be the most difficult part of the process. This FAQ covers some preliminary questions that you may be asking as you prepare for the ICD-10 transition.
As hospitals and health systems address additional time for the ICD-10 transition, it will be key to recognize where efforts stand compared with others and top challenges they are likely to face moving forward. With this in mind, HFMA researchers, with sponsorship from 3M HIS, provide this overview of industry readiness prior to the delay.
Rhonda Butler, senior clinical research analysis, 3M Health Information Systems, asked the following polling question about predicting the financial impact of ICD-10 implementation and discussed challenges to be aware of.
Barbara Aubry, senior regulatory analyst, 3M Health Information Systems, started the discussion with the following question about physician engagement in clinical documentation improvement. Other 3M experts discussed the role of coders, CDI specialists, and others.