ICD-9 to ICD-10 Transition

Effective October 1, 2015, the U.S. healthcare delivery system transitioned from its use of the ICD-9 code set to ICD-10. This represents one of the most significant changes experienced by the industry since HIPAA. The HIMSS ICD-10 PlayBook reflects HIMSS’ commitment to providing the industry with tools and resources to ensure a successful transition. Here you will find current information to help you navigate challenges you may be facing with your own efforts, as well as documents regarding the history and implementation of ICD-10.

ICD-10 Playbook

The ICD-10 PlayBook provides current information to help you navigate challenges you may be facing with your own efforts, as well as documents regarding the history and implementation of ICD-10.

Recent Additions to the ICD-10 Playbook

Data Value Apr 2016
ICD-10 provides the opportunity to capture much greater specificity about the nature of the patient’s condition. Unless the data submitter sees the need for this greater specificity however, we may see little if any change in the reliability of the data we use to drive the healthcare direction.

Getting Specific Apr 2016
Leveraging ICD-10 can be looked at as an opportunity to improve the health of the population and improve outcomes of care .

ICD-10 Update – A Presentation to HIMSS Government Relations Jan 2016
Presented by Pam Jodock, Sr Director, HIMSS Health Business Solutions and Melody Mulaik, HIMSS ICD-10 Task Force Member and President, Coding Strategies Inc., this presentation summarizes various aspects of ICD-10 from the CMS grace period to industry thoughts on implementation.

ICD-10 Update – Three Rivers AAHAM Chapter Jan 2016
In December 2015, Rhonda Taller presented on ICD-10 at the Three Rivers AAHAM Chapter. Rhonda, a HIMSS ICD-10 Task Force Member is Payer Advocacy and Value Solutions Associate at the American College of Cardiology (ACC).

Physicians Concur: ICD-10 Smooth Transition Jan 2016
As part of our effort to track and help the industry respond to challenges associated with the move from ICD-9 to ICD-10, the HIMSS ICD-10 Task Force is delivering a two-part series to the Business Edge, summarizing the results of interviews with payers, clearinghouses and providers regarding their specific experiences with the change.

Provider ICD-10 Resource Guide & Contact List Nov 2015
Recognizing that health care providers may need help with the transition, CMS has established an ICD-10 Ombudsman and ICD-10 Coordination Center to help track, triage, and resolve issues.

 

Get Involved - ICD-10 Task Force

If you are interested in joining the HIMSS ICD-10 Task Force, contact Joanne Bartley


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