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ICD-10 inches closer to delay, ICD-11 in the wings

ICD-10 inches closer to delay, ICD-11 in the wings | #HITsm | Scoop.it

Healthcare IT News: The case for leapfrogging ICD-10 and holding out for ICD-11 just got a lot more curious. And though it’s not here yet, when ICD-11 is ready, it will be something ICD-10 cannot be: A 21st Century classification system.


Should the U.S. delay the ICD-10 compliance deadline just one year, until 2014, then the WHO will have a beta of ICD-11 ready. And if Sisko’s gut is correct, and the new ICD-10 deadline flows into 2015, well, then a final version of ICD-11 will be fast-approaching.


When it arrives, currently slated for 2015 (but Chute said it could be 2016), the underlying structure of ICD-11 will be profoundly different than any anterior ICD.

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AMA chief asks Sen. Boehner to stop ICD-10

AMA chief asks Sen. Boehner to stop ICD-10 | #HITsm | Scoop.it

Dr. James Madara, executive vice president and CEO of the American Medical Association, has asked House Speaker John Boehner to stop the federally mandated implementation upgrade in October 2013 of the International Classification of Diseases 10th Revision of diagnostic and procedural codes "and to call on stakeholders to assess an appropriate replacement for ICD-9."

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Why didn’t ICD-10 implementation bring down Europe’s health system?

Why didn’t ICD-10 implementation bring down Europe’s health system? | #HITsm | Scoop.it

From Don Fluckinger on Search Health IT:

 

We're seeing a lot of pushback against ICD-10 implementation, with the American Medical Association's "vigorous opposition" at the extreme. Gloom and doom types equate to potential IT disaster to Y2K.

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From The Blog. Health IT: A Competitive Advantage in Improving the Patient Experience

From The Blog. Health IT: A Competitive Advantage in Improving the Patient Experience | #HITsm | Scoop.it

Jason Wolf, executive director of The Beryl Institute, takes some time to discuss how the myriad projects health IT professionals are working on will have a long-term, positive influence on improving the patient experience, a topic he has dedicated his career to.


Wolf: "I have seen some use policy as an excuse for the inability to act on patient experience, but in fact, better record keeping, more efficient systems, expanded access and overall coordinated effort should all be positive contributing factors in our ability to improve patient experience overall. I believe a commitment comes down to leadership choice, clear organizational objectives and unwavering systems of accountability."

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Why non-covered entities will want to vigorously implement ICD-10 coding

Why non-covered entities will want to vigorously implement ICD-10 coding | #HITsm | Scoop.it

ICD10 Watch: All of healthcare will be using ICD-10-CM/PCS codes after Oct. 1, 2013. Sort of, according to Carl Natale.


There are non-covered entities that are not required to switch. Entities such as worker's compensation, disability and auto insurers that do reimburse healthcare providers.


If the non-covered entities don't want to switch to ICD-10 coding, they don't have to and can require healthcare providers to submit medical claims with ICD-9 codes. Which will create complications and headaches for providers.


According to a post by Dave Shaver
: There are pros and cons on many fronts around shifting to ICD-10. From an integration standpoint, most codes are carried in HL7 as a CE data type. This means that HL7 is by-and-large “already prepared” for ICD-10.

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