After Oct. 1, 2015, hospitals that have not made the switch will not be able to receive federal reimbursement for services. This conversion is mission critical.
Employees impacted by ICD-10 will receive training specific to their role. Employees who are not directly impacted by ICD-10 should be supportive, enthusiastic and patient as we work together to ensure that care is not disrupted. We all have a role to play, and together we will be able to make a successful transition to ICD-10.
The ICD-10 project team and ITS Department are working on upgrading the impacted systems and ensuring an efficient integration between ICD-10 and eMERGE, BMCâ€™s new electronic health record system.
Everyone covered by HIPAA must transition to ICD-10 by October 1, 2015. It is not limited to Medicare.
ICD-10 is a more advanced and robust system than ICD-9, allowing for complex and detailed reporting that better fulfills the needs of health care today. The move to ICD-10 will increase the level of specificity available for research, public health, and other purposes.
Yes. However, coders can only code what is given to them. ICD-10 is more robust and requires a significant amount of patient-specific information. If the documentation is not complete and does not provide the necessary information, the physician will be required to provide the coder with more details.
Many mapping tools do not drill deep enough for the fourth through seventh digits. Also, because there is not always a one-to-one mapping between ICD-9 and ICD-10, mapping tools cannot always provide the definitive code for a given situation.
In general, you will need to include details such as laterality and ordinality. For specific conditions, requirements will vary; some examples for common conditions in family medicine include:
Please contact: Pam Hansen, ICD-10 Program Director