After years of planning and complaining, healthcare organizations are beyond knee-deep in preparing for the ICD-10 coding classification transition due by October 1, 2014. Ironically, there is now legislation introduced in the U.S. House would prohibit the Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) from mandating that physicians use ICD-10 diagnosis codes.
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With the preparations amplifying for the ICD-10 coding classification transition, the demand for trained medical coders is expected to increase. It is reported that many current medical coders are planning on retirement before the switch, leaving an even lesser amount to be trained.
Medical coding is changing. Those that have been in the “biz” for years have faced a decision: either retire or learn the new coding classification system. The latter being a daunting task for most. However economy, job security, etc. make for strong motivators to learn a new system. Unfortunately, physicians have no such motive – or so they think.
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIHM) has announced that the DSM-5 diagnostic manual project will not be the focus of their work. With only weeks before the launch, the NIMH said, it will be “re-orienting its research away from DSM categories”. Those familiar with this project find this move somewhat surprising.
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The transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 is expected to impact healthcare organizations and providers in many areas – coding, technology, and reimbursement, just to name a few. Recent research published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA) suggests the impact will be tougher on specialists.
With the ICD-10 coding classification transition countdown seemingly going faster, how ready are providers for the implementation? A survey by Aloft Group, a Newburyport, Massachusetts healthcare branding and marketing firm, sheds some light on just that.
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