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ICD-10 Implementation – Are You Where You Need to Be?

EisnerAmper's Health Care Services Group has over 50 years' experience in the Northeast marketplace. We are one of the few HC Consulting organizations that have certified coders on staff. The ICD-10 implementation presentation covers the following topics: (1) ICD-10 definition (2) Who is affected by this change?ICD-10-IMPLEMENTATION (3) The volume increase of codes for ICD-10 PCS versus ICD-9 CM Volume 3 (4) ICD-10 Implementation guidelines (5) The potential cost impact and (6) Is your organization where it needs to be to implement ICD-10 in a timely manner. This coding change is significant to every health care organization. The presentation was set up to assist you through the steps necessary to allow your organization to comply with the various changes in the regulation.

 

Overview of Topics

ICD-10 Definition 

Who Is Affected? 

ICD-9 CM Volume 3 vs. ICD-10 PCS 

Implementation Phases 

Cost Impact 

Are You Where You Need To Be? 

 ICD-10 Definition  

  • ICD-10
    • The International Classification of Disease tenth revision (ICD-10) is a system of coding created by the World Health Organization that notes various medical records including diseases, symptoms, abnormal findings and external causes of injury.
    • Created in 1992 as the successor to previous ICD-9 system
    • United States ICD-10 System to begin October 1, 2014
      • ICD-10-CM – Clinical Modification – Outpatient Diagnostic Coding
      • ICD-10-PCS – Inpatient Hospital Procedure Coding
       
     

 Who Is Affected?  

  • Clinicians
    • Documentation improvement to capture specificity of ICD-10 implementation
     
  • Ancillary Departments
    • Documentation to capture specificity of ICD-10
     
  • Health Information Management (HIM)
    • ICD-10 CM and PCS structure and coding guidelines
     
  • Patient Registration
    • Documentation
    • Impact on Medical Necessity and Present on Admission (POA)
     
  • Patient Financial Services
    • Impact on grouping and payment
    • Denials Management
     
  • Utilization Management
    • Documentation to capture specificity of ICD-10
    • Impact on reporting and databases
     
  • Managed Care Contracting
  • Compliance Staff
    • ICD-10 CM and PCS structure and coding guidelines
    • Proper documentation
     
  • Information Technology
    • Interface and internal systems impact
     
  • Quality Management
    • Impact on reporting, databases and cost accounting
     
  • Accounting and Finance
    • Impact on reporting, cost accounting, grouping and payment
     

 ICD-9 CM Volume 3 vs. ICD-10 PCS  

  • ICD-9-CM Volume 3
    • 4,000 Procedure Codes
    • 3 to 4 Digit Codes
    • Numeric Codes with Decimal Point
    • Includes some diagnosis information
     
  • ICD-10- PCS
    • 72,000 Procedure Codes
    • 7 Digit Codes
    • Alphanumeric Codes with No Decimal Point
    • No diagnosis information
     

 ICD-10 Implementation Phases  

  • Plan Development / Impact Assessment
  • Implementation
  • "Go Live"
  • Post-Implementation

ICD-10 Implementation-Phase I

  • Implementation – Phase I – Key Players
    • Senior Executives
    • HIM Management Team
    • Coding Staff
    • Medical Staff
    • Financial Management (Accounting/Billing)
    • IT Personnel
    • Clinical Department Managers
    • Quality Management, Utilization Management, Case Management
    • Business Associates
      • System Vendors, Providers, Payers
       
    • Identify business impact areas
      • Educational session with key stakeholders
      • Create steering committee and assign project manager
        • Utilize internal and/or outsourced resources
        • Establish Implementation Timeline
         
       
    • Conduct the following assessments:
      • Onsite impact assessment of all business impact areas
        • Identify all impacted people, processes and systems
        • System remediation and/or replacement
        • Education and training needs
        • Budgetary needs
         
       
    • Conduct the following assessments:
      • IT Assessment
        • Product upgrade timelines
        • Hardware impact
        • Testing timelines
        • Costs associated with system remediation/replacement efforts
        • ICD-9-CM to ICD-10/ICD-10 to ICD-9-CM translation methodology
        • Inventory of Reports and Interfaces
          • Confirm number of reports and interfaces
          • Determine continued need/efficiencies that can be realized
          • Remediation effort
           
         
       
    • Conduct the following assessments:
      • ICD-10 reimbursement and coding/documentation impact analysis
        • What is the magnitude of the impact ICD-10 will have on your revenue
          • DRG weights
          • Conditions/services at high risk
          • Able to generate additional revenue from implementation
           
        • MS-DRG assignments based on ICD-10 denominated MS-DRG v28 R1 grouper
          • CMS releasing MS-DRG v29 grouper for ICD-10
          • Spring 2012
           
        • Deficiencies in coding/documentation for ICD-9
        • Education/training and Documentation Improvement
         
       
    • Clinical Data Quality Assessment
      • Inpatient Data Quality Assessment
        • Coding/MS-DRG assignment
        • Code validation
        • Present on Admission (POA) status/discharge
        • Review of ICD-9-CM documentation
          • Clinical data – time of admission
          • Attending physician – plan of care
          • Patient's course of care
          • Physician orders, labs, radiology, consultations
          • Discharge summary
           
         
       
    • Clinical Data Quality Assessment, continued
      • Electronic Health Record (EHR) Review
        • ED documentation
        • Physician documentation
          • Encounter
          • H & P
          • Procedure/Operative Reports
          • Pathology, Lab, Imaging Reports
          • Nursing flow sheets, wound care, respiratory, PT/OT, etc.
           
         
      • Encounter Forms
        • Technical and professional
        • Diagnosis codes
         
       
    • Clinical Data Quality Assessment, continued
      • Clinical data quality assessment
      • Risk assessment
      • Vendor and Payer readiness assessments
        • Timetables
        • Impact to current contracts
         
       
    • Develop
      • ICD-10 education and training approach
      • ICD-10 workflow to readiness
       
    • Create Budget
      • Software Modifications
      • Software/Hardware Upgrades
      • Staff Training/Materials
      • Testing-Related Costs
      • Temporary/Contract Staffing
      • Consulting Services
      • Development of New Reports
      • Data Conversion
       
     

ICD-10 Implementation-Phase 2

  • Implementation – Phase 2– Key Players
    • HIM Management Team
    • Coding Staff
    • Medical Staff
    • IT Personnel
    • Quality Management, Utilization Management, Case Management
    • Business Associates
    • Project Governance
    • Implement education and training program
      • Staff and providers
      • Policies and Procedures
      • Software Upgrades
      • ICD-10 CM
        • Anatomy & Physiology
        • Specificity Requirements
         
       
    • Implement clinical documentation improvement program
    • Technical resources
    • Testing, design and management
      • Implement systems changes
      • Internal/External Testing
       
    • Operational and systematic workflow
    • ICD-9-CM to ICD-10/ICD-10 to ICD-9-CM mapping and translation
     

ICD-10 Implementation-Phase 3

  • Implementation – Phase 3– Key Players
  • HIM Management Team
  • Coding Staff
  • Medical Staff
  • IT Personnel
  • Financial Management
  • Business Associates

ICD-10 Implementation - Phase 3 – "Go Live"

  • System Vendors
    • Changes & Upgrades Are Completed
     
  • Complete Internal Testing
  • ICD-10 Transaction Testing
  • Review/Test Contingency Plan for Continuing Operations
  • Coding Staff Training
    • Six months prior to "Go Live"
     
  • Documentation Assessments

ICD-10 Implementation-Phase 4

Implementation – Phase 4– Key Players

  • HIM Management Team
  • Coding Staff
  • Medical Staff
  • IT Personnel
  • Financial Management
  • Business Associates

Implementation - Phase 4 – Post Implementation

  • Monitoring and Improvement
    • End-state measurement and documentation
    • Implement review and improve process
      • Denials
      • Coding/Documentation Accuracy
       
     
  • Update compliance program

 Cost Impact  

  • ICD-10 Implementation Budget Costs
    • Large hospitals
      • $2 - $5 Million
       
    • Large Systems
      • Up to $20 Million
       
     
  • Reimbursement Issues
    • Coding Backlogs
    • Changes in DRG Weights
    • Changes in Case Mix Index
    • Changes in Reimbursement Schedules
    • Changes in Payment Policies
    • Delayed Payment and Claims Adjudication
     

 Are You Where You Need To Be?  

  • Phase I – Plan Development/Impact Assessment
    • First Quarter 2010 – Second Quarter 2012
     
  • Phase 2 – Implementation
    • First Quarter 2012 – Second Quarter 2014
     
  • Phase 3 – "Go Live"
    • First Quarter 2014 – Third Quarter 2014
     
  • Phase 4 – Post Implementation
    • Fourth Quarter 2014 – Fourth Quarter 2015
     

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