ICD-10 implementations must move forward despite Presidential campaign promises to repeal ‘Omabacare’ or the Affordable Care Act. As Business Week pointed out this week, repealing the Accountable Care Act is not that easy. And even if it were repealed ICD-10 is a HIPAA mandate that was enacted prior to President Omaba’s election in August 2008. Hospital systems should push ahead on ICD-10 Assessments, ICD-10 Implementation Plans, and get ready for the shift to ICD-10-CM which includes many more diagnosis codes than ICD-9. ICD-10 PCS also include many more procedure codes than ICD-9.
According to Business Week, Repealing Obamacare will be harder than politicians let on: Americans who say they don’t like the law want to preserve most of it.
- Revenue cycle impact of ICD-10 on hospitals
- Medical policy impact of ICD-10 on health plans
- Business Week Article – Repeal Obamacare? Good Luck
- ICD-10 Impact on U.S. Economy compared to Mortgage Crisis and Y2K – Government Heath IT News
- Wall Street Journal – Y2K Problem in Health Care