5 ICD-10 Tasks to Keep Working On

Wolters Kluwer Health came up with five focus areas of ICD-10 mitigation that should not be delayed, just because the compliance date has been delayed. These areas, it says, will refine ICD-10 plans to minimize impacts on productivity and reimbursement.

Protect the Revenue Cycle Protect the Revenue Cycle

Analyze DRG shifts and use that information to drive your clinical documentation improvement and contract negotiation initiatives.

Ensure a Clinically Complete Translation Ensure a Clinically Complete Translation

When working on your remediation plans, make sure you have the full picture. Take into account factors including pick lists, quality measures, benefit policies, managed care contracts, cohort identification policies and reports.

Prepare for Post-ICD-10 Updates Prepare for Post-ICD-10 Updates

Put in place an enterprise terminology management solution to address future updates to code sets and/or business rules, as well as to better manage maps, value sets, code groups and payment model shifts across service lines.

Optimize Clinical Workflow Optimize Clinical Workflow

Seek solutions that make it easier for clinicians to record problems and diagnoses using provider-friendly terms with mappings to SNOMED CT and ICD-10.

Structured Documentation and Automated Coding Structured Documentation and Automated Coding

Implement a structured reporting solution that captures the granularity required under ICD-10. The solution should include automatic application of the proper CPT and ICD-10 diagnosis codes to produce clinically complete, coder-ready documentation at the point of care.

Wolters Kluwer Health came up with five focus areas of ICD-10 mitigation that should not be delayed, just because the compliance date has been delayed. These areas, it says, will refine ICD-10 plans to minimize impacts on productivity and reimbursement.

 

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