General equivalence mapping (GEM) is a good tool to use to convert ICD-9-CM codes to ICD-10-CM, but the maps are only a tool. Lori Andersen, MS, and Patrick Romano, MD, MPH, explain to use GEMs as part of your ICD-10 coding transition.
Coder productivity is expected to decline by as much as 50% immediately after the transition to ICD-10. Many organizations are looking to computer-assisted coding (CAC) to help offset those productivity declines. Lisa Knowles-Ward, RHIT, CCS , and Susan White, PhD, CHDA, discuss the results of the Cleveland Clinic’s study of coding accuracy and productivity with CAC.
Everyone in healthcare—providers and payers alike—faces the same problems when preparing for ICD-10 implementation . Stephen Spain, MD, CPC, Michael Miscoe, Esq., CPC, CPCO, CASCC, CCPC, CUC, and Annie Boynton, BS, RHIT, CPC, CCS, CPC-H, CCS-P, CPC-P, CPC-I, offer the physician, compliance, and payer perspectives on the ICD-10 transition.
CMS is translating only 27% of its current National Coverage Determinations (NCD) from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM, according to Janet Anderson Brock, CMS’ director of the Division of Operations and Information Management, Coverage and Analysis Group Center for Clinical Standards and Quality.