The Road to ICD-10

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Time to hit ground running with this significant change that effects everyone covered by the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA). On July 7, 2015 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services sent out a letter to Providers about ICD-10 readiness. 

Several healthcare professionals have been hesitant to start this mandatory transition. So National Staffing has provided you with a helpful visual reminder that can give guidance on the road to ICF-10!
 
There's an even higher demand for inpatient and outpatient coders. Submit your application today at NationalStaff.com for free ICD-10 training and many more benefits!

 

 Better data paves the way for enhanced quality and greater effectiveness of patient care and safety. Take a moment and read over the main benefits of this new coding process:
 
Clinical 
  • Informs better clinical decisions.
  • Data is documented, collected, and evaluated more effectively.
  • New insights into patients and clinical care due to greater specificity, laterality, and detailed documentation of patient diseases.  
  • Patient segmentation to improve care for higher acuity patients.
  • Improves tracking of illness and severity over time.
Operational
  • Enhances definition of patient conditions.
  • Enhanced platform for physical practice that hasn't changed for more than 35 years.
  • Provides improved matching of professional resources and care teams.
  • Increases communications between providers.
Professional
  • Improves specificity of measures for quality and efficiency reporting.
  • Aides in prevention and detection of healthcare fraud and abuse.
  • Allows professionals to speak the same language for outcomes, data assessment, and billing.
Financial
  • Provides objective data for peer comparison and utilization bench marking. 
 
 

Leanne Leuterio
9/3/2015

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