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ED. NOTE: This is the first in a two part series that explores the relationship between Meaningful Use and ICD-10. Linda Kloss, former CEO of AHIMA, may have said it best, “The last decade was about information technology. The coming decade will be about information management.”
Slowly but surely, the federal government is making its way toward the cessation of the ICD-9-CM coding system and the implementation of the new ICD-10-CM coding system. Although still two years away from implementation, the wheels of a change this big are moving, and, like all providers, laboratories need to…
(April 19, 2011)---The company that introduced the nation’s first website to help providers grapple with the federal government’s Recovery Audit Contractor program (www.RACmonitor.com) today launched ICD-10monitor.com.The site, www.icd10monitor.com, was simultaneously launched with the inaugural edition of its bi-monthly e-newsletter, “ICD10monitor E-news.” The International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification…
ED. NOTE: ICD-10 is the most significant coding change many of our healthcare organizations and providers will experience. Preparing for it will require different approaches for each. A series of upcoming articles by Rose Dunn will address how these two entities should prepare for ICD-10.
It’s really too early to begin memorizing the new codes in ICD-10-CM.  After all, you will not begin using them until late 2013.  These new codes will be used beginning with date of service 10/1/2013 (or date of discharge 10/1/2013 for in-patient coding).  However, you can begin now becoming familiar…
ICD-10-CM is coming! Effective Oct. 1, 2013, the United States finally will join most of the world in using this classification system.  However, we will be using a special version known as ICD-10-CM (clinical modification) designed specifically for use in the U.S. healthcare system. These codes will be used for…