Category Archives: ICD-10 Series

Obstacle or Opportunity? Make ICD-10 Work for Your Organization

“The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” –Winston Churchill Because the processes for coding health care diagnoses and treatments touch nearly every aspect of the health care system, replacing the outdated ICD-9 system carries certain risks. And while some continue to debate whether and how to implement the change, others recognize the reality of […]
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Natural Language Processing Technology Will be Critical to ICD-10 Success

It seems October is becoming a critical month for change in the health system. The major provisions of the Affordable Care Act will come to life in October 2013. Twelve very short months later, our transition to the ICD-10-CM/PCS system for coding medical documentation will be complete.

ICD-10 Ready: Translating Code Sets Essential to Mitigating Potential Reimbursement Changes

In April, Optum kicked off an 18-month effort to provide practical steps health care organizations can take to make their journey to ICD-10-CM/PCS successful, regardless how much—or how little—progress they’ve made toward implementing the new standard.

ICD-10 Ready: Don’t overlook the importance of enterprise-wide training

Eighteen months is a lifetime. What do you remember about October 2011? Google reminded me that, among other things, the movie Moneyball was in theaters and, speaking of baseball, the Saint Louis Cardinals won the World Series that month.