Don’t lose sight of the ICD-10 deadline! October 1, 2013 is closer than you think…
Did you know?
You should have already completed ICD-10 impact assessment, risk analysis, and mitigation planning. If you haven’t, you’re in good company – industry surveys indicate that the majority of healthcare payers are behind on their ICD-10 implementation.
Many people still believe that the new ICD-10 CM and PCS code set transition from ICD-9-CM will simply involve one-to-one mapping, but it will also require one-to-many general equivalency mappings (GEMs). This will require analysis, system reconfiguration, and thorough staff training. ICD-10 Myth Buster: Is the ICD-10 implementation really just a simple code mapping effort?
Free ICD-10 Implementation Tools
HCIM recommends using these free tools to meet the ICD-10 compliance deadline:
Conduct a Preliminary Assessment
Determine if you’re on track for a timely implementation and prioritize upcoming tasks with the AHIMA ICD-10-CM/PCS Readiness Assessment and Prioritization Tool.
Adopt a Comprehensive Project Plan
Utilize NCHICA and WEDI’s free ICD-10 project plan, available in Microsoft® Project and PDF format.
Stay on Track
Gauge your progress on both the ICD-10 and HIPAA EDI standards implementations with NCHICA and WEDI’s ICD-10 and HIPAA X12 benchmarks.
Turn the complexity of the ICD-10 requirements into simplified solutions.
Whether you’ve already begun your assessment or still don’t know where to start, HCIM is your ICD-10 resource for guidance and support. For your next steps, contact HCIM Client Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-454-0202, ext. 3.