CMS stated that its systems are being updated to accommodate ICD-10 NCDs and LCDs. This also resulted in "temporary" suspensions of payments for LCDs.
Section 1886(s)(4)(C) of the Social Security Act, amended by sections 3401(f) and 10322(a) of the Affordable Care Act requires IPFs to report quality data for 6 quality measures starting in fiscal 2013 for Medicare beneficiaries. Beginning in FY 2015, two quality measures are added. Why does this matter in the context of ICD-10? The quality measures will be based on diagnosis and procedures coded in ICD-10 beginning October 1, 2015.
Clinicians are in a knowledge management crisis – massive amounts of data but getting the right information to clinicians, IT personnel and others at the right time is the challenge. What was missing from the RAND report were biomedical informatics perspectives.
HR 2156, the Medicare Audit Improvement Act of 2015 legislation proposes changes to the Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program just in time for ICD-10
Nursing informatics (NI) is a specialty that integrates nursing science, computer science, and information science to manage and communicate data, information, knowledge, and wisdom in nursing practice. NI supports consumers, patients, nurses, and other providers in their decisionmaking in all roles and settings. This support is accomplished through the use of information structures, information processes, and information technology.
ICD-10 consulting will shift to testing and revenue cycle impacts in the next few months. Testing is the only way to ensure business continuity.
ICD-10 consulting is now being offered by many firms but most focus on IT and training. Our company has been doing ICD-10 advisory services since before ICD-10 was mandated. A multi-disciplinary approach to ICD-10 is important.
Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services spoke at HIMSS 2014 in Orlando Florida spoke about interoperability, and "reduced spending in healthcare." Continue to reward programs that provide value and quality. "Linking quality data, reporting, and cost of care to outcomes, patient quality for all care settings and tie that to payments." She also spoke about ICD-10, Meaningful Use Stage 2, Healthcare.gov, interoperability and details about several quality and privacy initiatives.
Michael Arrigo, Managing Partner at No World Borders will be facilitating an investor roundtable focused on ICD-10 at the 2014 Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference in Orlando Florida
ICD-10 (International Classification of Diseases version 10 developed by the World Health Organization or WHO) code set has the potential to bring new analytical capability to pharmaceutical and medical device…
There are relatively few increases in ICD-10 codes in behavioral health relative to high impact specialties such as Orthopedics. There are 27 ICD-9 codes for Anxiety Disorders and 47 codes under ICD-10 for example, vs. thousands of code changes in some specialties. Therefore, some behavioral health providers assume in error that because there are fewer codes that the ICD-10 transition has little impact on their organization, which is not true.
WHO ( aka "World Health Organization") is delaying the presentation of ICD-11 to the World Health Authority from 2015 to 2017. This should put to rest any question that the U.S. will now move to ICD-10 and not wait for ICD-11.