ICD-10 requires the healthcare community to capture information at more granular and accurate levels to better represent what’s going on with the patient diagnostically and procedurally. It enhances precise communication throughout the continuum of care and focuses on outcomes.
For GE applications, ICD-10 will require changes to every asset utilized to bill and collect for patient services including but not limited to TES, Claims Manager, and BAR.
Below are examples of how GE clients can prepare for ICD-10:
- System updates and/or upgrade (ex. Medcin, SNOMED, templates, TES & Claims Manager, electronic and paper claims/remits, and reports)
- Interface modifications & testing
- Physician documentation training
- HIM and coding training
- Revenue cycle staff training
- Unit testing
- Integrated testing: interfaces, clearinghouses, EDI partners
- Modifications to reports (DMBS, AES, month-end reports)
The plethora of government regulations and initiatives has challenged organizations to prioritize where to invest their limited resources. Programs including 5010, Meaningful Use, Healthcare Reform and Accountable Care Readiness are all important, however none of these presents a greater risk to your organization’s cash flow than ICD-10.