Updated on: November 28, 2016

Message from the Publisher

By
Original story posted on: November 9, 2015

ICD10monitor, as its name implies, will continue to monitor and report on the progress that all healthcare stakeholders are experiencing in their respective implementations of ICD-10. 

Stakeholders include acute-care and post-acute care facilities, hospice and home health, physician practices, payers, durable medical equipment providers, clearinghouses, and vendors. 

 

We believe that ICD-10 implementation is progressing through four phases that we will be monitoring: coding, reimbursement, process re-engineering, and quality. Overarching these phases is compliance.

We're also actively monitoring challenges taking place in ICD-10 coding. We believe that there will be an even greater need to monitor coding and education services since ICD-10 is so new. Moreover, we anticipate that there will be an increase in the use of computer-assisted coding (CAC). And we expect to see the results of that coding in the adjudication of claims that Medicare will reimburse shortly, although we are still several months away at this time. 

When issues arise from reimbursement (denied claims), we expect that there will be a phase of system re-engineering to correct those contributory issues. This phase, an on-going phase, will be the focus on quality. Quality could mean the quality of coding as well as the quality of healthcare, which leads into value-based performance. 

Looking to the future, we believe that our loyal audience will be most receptive to proven vendors seeking to showcase their ICD-10 experience and products.

We're moving forward.

Thank you for your continued support. 

Chuck Buck
Publisher
ICD10monitor

 

Disclaimer: Every reasonable effort was made to ensure the accuracy of this information at the time it was published. However, due to the nature of industry changes over time we cannot guarantee its validity after the year it was published.
Chuck Buck

Chuck Buck is the publisher of ICD10monitor and is the executive producer and program host of Talk Ten Tuesdays.

Related Stories

  • CDC Releases Updated Guidelines
    The guidelines are effective from Jan. 1, 2021 through Sept. 30, 2021. On Dec. 16, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released updated ICD-10-CM Official Coding and Reporting Guidelines for 2021. The updated document can be found…
  • Examining the Details of the Recent Updates to MS-DRGs
    As we near the end of what some consider the most unprecedented year in coding, there are more updates to review and decipher in preparation for 2021.   As the science around the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, there remain…
  • CMS Releases New ICD-10-PCS Codes for COVID-19
    New procedure codes do not impact the MS-DRG assignment. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released 21 new ICD-10-PCS codes that apply to the vaccination or treatment of COVID-19. These codes are effective January 1, 2021.  The procedure…