Less Than One Year Out from ICD-10 Code Transition
By now, you've probably seen some very special "attention-grabbing" table tents and fliers displayed throughout the organization. For a refresher, click here. While humorous, diagnostic codes like this (yes, they really do exist) and tens of thousands of others like them represent the future of coding at NHRMC, as hospitals and physician practices across the nation prepare for the federally-mandated ICD-10 code transition. This transition will occur without delay on October 1, 2014.
It is important for all physicians, nurses and staff – inpatient and outpatient – throughout the region to be aware of ICD-10 and the changes to clinical documentation that will be required, as they can have significant operational and revenue impact. At NHRMC, ICD-10 implementation preparations have been organized into three distinct but overlapping phases: Awareness, Education and Training, and Go-live.
For hospital coders and Clinical Documentation Information (CDI) specialists, training has already begun and runs through March 2014.
For hospital management, including VPs, directors and managers, training will start between October 15 and October 31, and will need to be completed by December 31. Hospital management will receive information from NHRMC's Department of Education on how to access training.
Physicians, advanced care providers and other practice-based office staff will have the option of online education beginning this October or instructor-led classes beginning in January 2014.
To see ICD1-10 education requirements for NHRMC, NHPG, Pender and NHRMC Home Care staff, click here If your area is not listed and you believe ICD-10 training is needed, contact Helen Coleman in NHRMC's Department of Education at Helen.Coleman@nhrmc.org.
For more about ICD-10, visit the ICD-10 home page on Capslive. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On October 1, 2014, NHRMC will transition from the decades-old Ninth Edition of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-9) set of diagnosis and inpatient procedure codes to the far more contemporary, vastly larger and much more detailed Tenth Edition of those code sets - or ICD-10.
This mandatory transition will require the attention, commitment and support of everyone who works at NHRMC. With your help, we can make this a successful transition for our organization and, most of all, for our patients.
This home page will serve as a one-stop-shop for all your ICD-10 needs. ICD-10 implementation at NHRMC will occur without delay on Oct. 1, 2014, as mandated by the federal government. In order to comply with this mandate and to prepare all stakeholders, NHRMC's ICD-10 implementation will occur in three distinct, but related and overlapping phases: Awareness, Education & Training and Go-live.
For a refresher, click here.