ICD-10 transition Archive
It was the very slow rate of ICD 10 transition among the hospitals that forced Congress to pass the legislation pushing the ICD 10 implementation date to October 2015. But, many hospitals were prepared to meet the initial deadline and they are disappointed by the fact that the Federal Government keeps delaying the full implementation
October 1, 2015 has been set as the final date for healthcare providers for ICD 10 implementation. With this, ICD 10 training and implementation has been the major topic of discussion in the medical industry. Since ICD 10 is about to bring a major change in the overall system, industry experts are looking for simpler
Many of the smaller health care providers were reluctant to make ICD 10 preparation, since they thought that the transition would be a big financial burden. However, according to the latest reports, the estimates for ICD 10 implementation figures were exaggerated. The report, which was published in one of the health journals also found that
With WHO’s insistence on healthcare institutions to make a transition from IDC 9 to ICD 10, popular healthcare organizations in USA have started organizing ICD 10 preparation programs for their employees. Interestingly, a group of experts in Baltimore has drafted out a checklist for urology practitioners to review before moving to the new coding system.
In a recent development, a collective body of healthcare providers in USA sent a request to the leaders of the United States Senates and House of Representatives to speed up the implementation of ICD 10. It observed that the delay in making an ICD 10 Transition is causing negative impacts on the healthcare system in
ICD or International Statistical Classification of Disease and Related Problems is a module prepared by the World Health Organization. This medical classification includes the various codes for diseases, complaints, abnormal findings, signs, causes of an injury, cause of a disease, social circumstances, etc. Now, the WHO has revised this list with the all-new ICD 10.
As per a recent survey conducted among some of the major healthcare organizations, many hospitals have stated that they are quite ready for the ICD 10 coding transition. However, some smaller organizations have also clearly mentioned about the issues they would be facing with the change in the ICD coding as they are not well-equipped