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ICD-10 Consulting from No World Borders

Friday, June 27th, 2014

ICD-10 Consulting can help your company avoid a  Train Wreck whether a health plan, health care provider, health IT firm, pharmaceutical firm, self-insured employer, DME or Medical Device firm

ICD-10 Consulting can help your company avoid a Train Wreck whether a health plan, health care provider, health IT firm, pharmaceutical firm, self-insured employer, DME or Medical Device firm

ICD-10 consulting 

is now being offered by many firms but most focus on IT and training.  Our company has been doing ICD-10 advisory services since before ICD-10 was mandated.  A multi-disciplinary approach to ICD-10 is important.

Learn how your company can benefit from improved clinical documentation for ICD-10

Learn why mapping and codes are not as important as capturing the correct clinical concepts for ICD-10

Understand why ICD-10 introduces new revenue cycle management impacts and risks for health care providers

Understand why Electronic Health Record vendors alone cannot make your company compliant with ICD-10

See how ICD-10 analytics can be used to visualize risk, engage physicians and reduce ICD-10 impacts.

You can also learn from our team why ICD-10 consulting should also include ICD-10 financial impact assessments  and ICD-10 testing plans.

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HIMSS 2014 Keynote – Marilyn Tavenner Speaks about ICD-10, Meaningful Use, Healthcare.gov and Quality in Healthcare

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services spoke at HIMSS 2014 in Orlando Florida about interoperability, and “reduced spending in healthcare,”  she said.  “We want to continue to reward programs that provide value and quality. Linking quality data, reporting, and cost of care to outcomes, patient quality for all care settings and tie that to payments.”  She also spoke about ICD-10, Meaningful Use Stage 2, Healthcare.gov, interoperability and details about several quality and privacy initiatives.

Ms. Tavenner then commented on important 2014 programs

    • Physician Payments Sunshine Act Payment transparency program requires reporting of any transfer of value between covered drugs, devices, biologicals, and medical supplies and physicians is in the early stages in file exchange, operational in fall 2014. Requires
    • ICD-10 deadline – “…no more delays, system going live October 1, 2014.”  There will be no change in the deadline.  International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) is required for all HIPAA Covered Entities.
    • ICD-10 testing, four prong approachHealthcare.gov – “substantial progress has been made” and we will continue to make improvements to the site to improve usability and reliability for Americans who want to purchase insurance via the federal web site.
      • Internal testing
      • March beta testing and Medicare testing week
      • Tools for providers to test
      • July testing – volunteers will be accepted starting in March, totaling 500 total
      • Stage 2 Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records – “we have to have the ability to exchange data among systems and patients so interoperability is key.”   Now is not the time to stop moving forward.  There will be flexibility in receiving hardship exemptions.  “However we expect providers to comply with Stage 2 MU.”  Meaningful Use is specified under Title IV, Division B of the HITECH Act specifying Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records in 2009.
      • Accountable Care Organization (ACO) providers will benefit from data interoperability in these initiatives including uniform transactions.
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