On October 1, 2014, ICD-9 will be replaced with ICD-10. This will fundamentally change your revenue cycle and all departments in your organization. Do you have a tactical plan for the next 11 months?

 

Register for this free webinar here:

http://www.bridgefront.com/webinars/2013.10.23_icd10/information.php

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Learn from those who have been testing already…

Here is an excerpt:

Average accuracy of the coders involved in the program was 63 percent, with some instances of 100 percent accuracy (e.g., “single live born,  born in the hospital, delivered by Caesarean section”); others (e.g., “pain of the limb”) received a 33 percent accuracy score because specificity and laterality were not included.

Among the recommendations the report makes for healthcare organizations implementing ICD-10 testing programs are:

* Find a testing solution that is reusable and repeatable; avoid one-time-only solutions,

* Move away from silo based testing software and approaches that inhibit collaboration across the healthcare continuum because as an industry unfunded mandates require high level cost containment strategies,

* Assign all codes from a native ICD-10 perspective rather than converting from ICD-9 to ICD-10:

Learn more here:

http://www.healthdatamanagement.com/news/recommendations-himss-wedi-icd-10-pilot-program-46870-1.html

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