General Question for the Week of March 14, 2016

General Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

Our hospital HIM department wants to start evaluating our ICD-10 progress. Can you provide any information about programs that are available for doing this?

Answer:

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have issued a toolkit that offers tips and resources for asessing ICD-10 progress. It provides key performance indicators to identify potential issues that could affect productivity or cash flow, such as:

  • Addressing opportunities for improvement 
  • Troubleshooting issues identified during your assessment 
  • Deploying tactics like system enhancements and targeted staff training 
  • Maintaining your progress and keeping up to date on ICD-10. 

Go to the following website for more information: 

https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coding/ICD10/Downloads/ICD10NextStepsToolkit20160226.pdf

Disclaimer: Every reasonable effort was made to ensure the accuracy of this information at the time it was published. However, due to the nature of industry changes over time we cannot guarantee its validity after the year it was published.