BMC is transitioningfrom ICD-9 code sets to ICD-10, which is mandated by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as a condition of receiving federal reimbursement for services.
The transition to ICD-10 has many benefits for BMC. The new coding structure provides a more comprehensive data set to measure patient outcomes and identify emerging disease trends. ICD-10 also accounts for new procedures and advances in health information technology that were not included when ICD-9 was created in 1975. The federal deadline to make the transition to ICD-10 is Oct. 1, 2015.
See Program Update from ICD-10 Executive Sponsors (PDF) on April 16, 2014.
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Why does this need to happen?
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.
How does ICD-10 improve patient care?
What’s expected of employees?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.
How does this coincide with eMERGE, BMC’s new electronic health record system?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, BMC’s new electronic health record system.
Please contact: Pam Hansen, ICD-10 Program Director