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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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For more information on this meeting, contact Tish Hollingsworth or Dee Lewis at (785) 233-7436.
The Recovery Audit Contractors have made short-stay inpatient admissions a major issue by challenging significant numbers of cases. Hospitals have, in turn, appealed many of these cases which have caused a significant backlog of cases at the appeals level.
For more information regarding this event, contact Michele Clark at mclark@khconline.org or (785) 235-0763.
The Kansas Hospital Association in cooperation with the Wisconsin Hospital Association is a hosting a four-part webinar series to help hospitals prepare. Hospital coders, coding supervisors and managers, and internal ICD-10 team leaders and members are encouraged to participate in this series as a team.
Join the Kansas Healthcare Communicators Society on Oct. 29, 2014 for their fall education conference. Download the brochure today for more information. Contact Jan Fenwick at (785) 233-7436 or jfenwick@kha-net.org for more info.