Help on the way for ICD-10

December 23, 2013 in Medical Technology

The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange, which bills itself as a leading authority on the use of Health IT, to improve healthcare information exchange, is partnering with the Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services and other public and private organizations to develop an ICD-10 Implementation Success Initiative.

The goal of this initiative is to ensure a successful ICD-10 implementation for all healthcare industry stakeholders including healthcare providers, payers, clearinghouses and vendors.

Similar to the successful WEDI, CMS and industry collaboration during the ASC X12 5010 implementation, this initiative will form a coalition of partners to support the industry as it strives for full compliance with the new ICD-10 coding standards due to become effective on Oct. 1, 2014, WEDI officials said in a news release.

The new ICD-10 Implementation Success Initiative is composed of several elements, including a searchable database of ICD-10 issues which is open to the public for submission. The ICD-10 searchable database can be found here.



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