Research and Markets: Roadmap to ICD-10 Readiness: Best Practices from BCBS-Michigan
Dublin - Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/b987374e/roadmap_to_icd10) has announced the addition of the "Roadmap to ICD-10 Readiness: Best Practices from BCBS-Michigan" report to their offering.
While the extension of the ICD-10 compliance deadline to October 1, 2014 seems almost certain following an April 9, 2012 rule proposed by HHS, healthcare organizations must still move forward with the transition that CMS says will help improve patient care and better facilitate the exchange of healthcare data.
In Roadmap to ICD-10 Readiness: Best Practices from BCBS-Michigan, Dennis Winkler, ICD-10 technical program director for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM), shares the health plan's mapping strategy, tips for assembling a transition team and a host of other organizational ICD-10 readiness tactics.
This 24-page report documents the process BCBSM has established to resolve discrepancies between ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes, a milestone that has allowed the payor to complete its version of the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMs) referred to as the Blue GEM Encyclopedia.
This Report Provides Details on the Following:
- Assembling an ICD-10 transition team;
- BCBSM's code mapping strategy;
- Instructions for obtaining a copy of the Blue GEM Encyclopedia;
- BCBSM's six dimensions of neutrality and how the payor's transition plan incorporates these aspects into ICD-10 readiness;
- Working with external vendors and constituents;
- Challenges and realities of ICD-10 systems testing and training; and
- Critical steps in 2012 necessary to meet the current compliance deadline.
In Roadmap to ICD-10 Readiness: Best Practices from BCBS-Michigan, Winkler also advises on how best to prepare health plan members for the transition.
Even though a possible one- to two-year delay from CMS may tempt payors and providers to draw out the transition process, the tactics and strategies proposed by BCBSM in Roadmap to ICD-10 Readiness: Best Practices from BCBS-Michigan will help to keep ICD-10 transition timelines and budgets on track.
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Mapping the Way to ICD-10 Transition
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