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ICD-10

Introduction

ICD-9 and ICD-10 are clinical diagnostic coding systems developed by the World Health Organization. The ICD-9 code sets used to report medical diagnoses and inpatient procedures will be replaced with ICD-10 code sets by October 1, 2014. The transition to ICD-10 is occurring because ICD-9 produces limited data about patients' medical conditions and hospital inpatient procedures. ICD-9 is 30 ye?ars old, has outdated terms, and is inconsistent with current medical practice. Also, the structure of ICD-9 limits the number of new codes that can be created, and many ICD-9 categories are full.

ICD-10 allows for:

  • Greater coding accuracy and specificity
  • Higher quality information for measuring healthcare service quality, safety and security
  • Improved efficiencies and lower costs
  • Reduced coding errors
  • Alignment of the US with coding systems worldwide

Memorial Family of Services is moving forward to meet ICD-10 requirements. Being prepared and timely in this transition will help us minimize backlogs, denials, and impacts to revenue. We are committed to being ahead of the curve in ICD-10 readiness to support patients, families, providers, payers and our community stakeholders in meeting the ICD-10 objectives.

Visit the CMS ICD-10 website for the latest news and resources to help you prepare for the October 1, 2014, deadline. Sign up for CMS ICD-10 Industry Email Updates and follow us on Twitter.

Resources

ICD10Data.com will help you smoothly transition to the new coding system with many user-friendly features such as a drill-down navigation system, millions of cross-references between codes, instant coding notes and a medical coding search engine.

CMS.gov provides the latest industry news.

Road to 10 was built with the help of small practice physicians and is a no-cost tool that will help you:

  • Understand the basics of ICD-10
  • Explore specialty references
  • Create a personal action plan

Training

To register for AAPC Training, please contact Angie Mollett at AngelaMollett@YVMH.ORG or 509-248-7849. Once she has you registered you in their system, you will receive an email from noreply@aapc.com regarding your ICD-10 documentation training with your login and password information. Please keep this email for future reference. If you do not receive an email, it may have been delivered to your "junk mail."

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Angie Mollett at AngelaMollett@yvmh.org or 509-248-7849.

Video Training

Basic Awareness

This video is intended for: Senior Management, Human Resources, I.S., Accounting

ICD-10 Basic Awareness

Advanced Awareness

This video is intended for: Registration, Scheduling, Patient Access, Contract Management, Data Analysts, Performance Improvement, Business Office, Referral Coordinators/Prior Authorization Clerks, Outpatient Nursing

ICD-10 Advanced Awareness

Click on the links below to view the video of your choice. Please note that the videos may take a short while to download before the start playing.

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