The transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 is inevitable, even if the implementation date has been a bit unreliable. With nearly 19 times more procedure codes and five times more diagnosis codes, readying your organization for ICD-10 requires a substantial investment in training, education and systems preparation.
If you are like most healthcare organizations, you have started preparing your organization for this sizeable change and realize that it affects every part of your business. It is not just a coding change, rather an organizational transformation. Your front-end staff will need to ask different questions at check-in. Your clinicians will need to document in far greater detail, and your coders and billers will choose from more than 140,000 new procedure and diagnosis codes.
Ensuring a smooth transition with minimal disruption in quality of care, productivity and reimbursement is crucial. Choosing the right partner to ensure ICD-10 success is equally essential. MedEd Solutions come from the frontlines of healthcare, with experience in project management, compliance, auditing and as certified coders in organizations like yours. Our trainers maintain credentials from industry-leading coding certification organizations, like the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
MedEd Solutions ICD-10 Consulting Includes:
• Business Roadmap and Development
• Training Solutions
• Early Assessment Review
• In-depth Assessment & Gap Analysis
• Implementation Planning & Design
• Implementation and ICD-10 Compliance
Business Roadmap & Development
To properly achieve any results, it always starts with a well mapped out plan. MedEd creates a map, so you can see the step-by-step organized process for future change. We embed the sense of urgency within the organization to get the ball rolling and drive change forward.
Our series of training sessions provide key information about the ICD-10 code set. The training covers – how to use the new codes, what benefits you receive from it your return on investment, and the implementation steps needed to get there.
Early Assessment Review
By conducting an early review, MedEd is able to explain on a high level, how ICD-10 will impact your organization. Our review encompasses all the factors: people, technology and business processes to effectively evaluate the impact of ICD-10.
In-depth Assessment & Gap Analysis
We work with our clients to define their present state. After reviewing the list of processes for each department – from intake of a patient – to submitting the claim – and the resulting data analytic we can identify how the coding touches each area of work flow. By identifying strong competencies and looking at current performance levels, we’re able to consider the potential impact of ICD-10 on future performance and then customize a solution to help you mitigate the risk.
Implementation Planning & Design
Based on the findings from the early review assessment – we develop the detailed design. The design focuses on full and project-specific implementation assistance in project management, revenue cycle and information technology to help ensure timeliness and minimal disruption to operations. Lastly, we create a detailed project plan based on the design that carefully balances all factors.
Any modifications to the implementation plan are based on recommendations gathered from the planning and design period. MedEd will guide you through ICD-10 testing.
You will probably be relieved once your ICD-10 program is fully operational. But is it optimized? There are often bottlenecks post go-live that need to be tweaked and fixed. Your referral management process may be adversely impacted or perhaps it’s your revenue cycle and cash flow. MedEd provides optimization services, including a comprehensive process remediation analysis across your organization, process remediation, Key Performance Indicator (KPI) monitoring, and flexible proactive contingency plans to improve productivity and efficiency.