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ICD-10 Implementation Resources
On January 15, 2009, the Secretary of the Department of HHS released a final rule calling for the adoption of ICD-10, the 10th edition of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) standards using Clinical Modifications (CM) and the Procedure Coding System (PCS). The final rule adopts ICD-10-CM for reporting patient diagnoses and ICD-10-PCS for reporting hospital inpatient procedures - both will replace ICD-9-CM.

The use of ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS applies to all "Covered Entities," that is health plans, health care clearinghouses and health care providers that transmit electronic health information in connection with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) transaction standards. On April 1, 2014 the Protecting Access to Medicare act of 2014 was enacted, which said that the Secretary may not adopt ICD-10 prior to October 1, 2015. Accordingly, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services expects to release an interim final rule in the near future with a new compliance date for the use of ICD-10 codes beginning October 1, 2015 (Federal Fiscal Year 2016). The rule will also require HIPAA covered entities to continue to use ICD-9-CM through September 30, 2015.

 Resources:

Kansas Hospital Information Management Association

KHIMA ICD-10 Toolkit and Resources

CMS - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
CMS ICD-10 Implementation Timelines

AHA - American Hospital Association
AHA Central Office ICD-10 Resource Center

If you have questions or need additional information regarding health information technology, please contact Melissa Hungerford or Sally Perkins at (785) 233-7436.

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Improved coordination of care and sharing of public health data are two important requirements in Stage 2 Meaningful Use. Join KHA on Wed., Oct. 29 for a webinar from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
The Kansas Hospital Association in cooperation with the Nebraska Hospital Association will be hosting a webinar on Oct. 29 that will cover the challenges facing Critical Access Hospitals as a result of the Affordable Care Act. Paul Baumert, CPA, FHFMA and Julianne Kipple, CPA, CHFP with the Lutz Healthcare Practice Group will identify opportunities for cost savings, improvements in revenue cycle management and shifts in reimbursement.
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