ICD-10 is Coming …
Crozer-Keystone Launches Informational Webpage
October 1 is shaping up to be a memorable date in American history.
In 2013, it marked the implementation of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. In just 10 short months, October 1 will once again hold significance in the health care industry. In 2014, it will signify the date when the United States adopts a new, more precise set of coding rules — known as ICD-10.
ICD-10 will change the way that hospitals and physicians are reimbursed. At the same time, it will give physicians flexibility to specifically document a patient’s condition. There are codes for just about anything, and some of them are so specific that they almost seem comical. Been pecked in the leg by a turkey? There’s a code for that. Maybe your water skis caught on fire and you experienced a burn. There’s a code for that. And if you are one of those poor unfortunate souls who has walked into a lamppost, you will be happy to know that there is a code for that too.
Need More Information?
Crozer-Keystone realizes that our physicians and clinicians may have questions along the way as they navigate through ICD-10. That’s why we developed a webpage devoted to ICD-10 with educational resources, helpful links and more. Visit it to view our Tips of the Month (snapshots on what steps when coding for certain ailments — some examples on the site include myocardial infarction, sepsis and fracture). And if you liked the real-life examples mentioned earlier and need another good laugh, check out the infographic “Top 8 Zaniest ICD-10 Codes.” You’ll never look at a trip to the store with your mother-in-law in quite the same way again.
Finding and navigating the site is easy. Just visit http://icd10.crozerkeystone.org. There’s even a countdown clock that gives you the time left, down to the second, before ICD-10 goes live throughout the United States. Have tips to enhance our site? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.