Fast Tracking ICD-10 - Identifying the Appropriate Training Parameters
(November, 2013) As I started developing training plans for hospital facilities and physician practices I realized it would not be an easy process. It may sound simple, but it is not so. There is so much to consider. Who needs training, what type of training, when will the training will be delivered and who will deliver the training. Then on top of these issues we must consider Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continue Education (CEU's) for physicians coders and others. Read More
Fast Tracking ICD-10 - Lagging Behind May Cost Your Organization in the End
(August, 2013) What can all of us do to make all health care organizations from hospitals, physician practices to long term care, etc. understand the enormity of this transition? The bottom line is this; if you are not ready to submit claims on October 1, 2014 you will not get paid, it is as simple as that... Read More
Fast Tracking ICD-10 – Building the Action Plan
(July 2013) It time to get geared up for ICD-10 to build our Action Plan. We just finished developing the budget for a large hospital system and found the bulk of the budget will go to software applications, hardware upgrades and education and training. These are the three highest risk areas. Now we have to turn the impact assessment and GAP Analysis into the action plan... Read More
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What You Don't Know Now Will Hurt Your Organization Tomorrow!
ICD-10 will be one of the most significant challenges the healthcare industry will face in the next several years. Will you be ready? Recent national studies indicate this transition will cost billions of dollars to implement. Many hospitals, physician groups and other organizations have begun discussions about ICD-10 but have not begun the implementation process. Even though ICD-10 is more than two years away, significant work has to be accomplished in a short period of time. The myth in the industry is this is primarily a Health Information Management or coding change, whereas in fact the impact will affect many areas of an organization. There are many steps that must be taken to implement ICD-10 from budgeting for ICD-10, creating a project team, and analyzing the impact to the documentation challenges, education and training, medical policy changes, and more associated with the rollout. It will take every organization months if not years to prepare.
It is time to get started today! Lack of preparation now will incur significant costs for your organization in denied and suspended claims, negatively impacting your revenues and your organization's day-to-day operations. Let the Blue ICD-10 Expert Team help you meet the challenge. All of our ICD-10 experts have participated in the American Health Information Management (AHIMA) ICD-10 Training to validate their skill.
ICD-10 Ready: Planning for Clinical, Financial and Operational Improvement
Building an ICD-10 transition roadmap will ensure IT readiness, payer integration, and accurate quality and compliance reporting. Questions you should be asking include:
- What is the sense of urgency around ICD-10 implementation?
- What is the potential impact of ICD-10?
- What should I do right now to prepare?
- What happens if I don't prepare now?
- Does all my staff need training and how much training?
- Who do I go to for the answers?
- Who can I rely on for help?
What We Can Do
- Develop implementation guidance for your organization
- Develop work plans and timelines
- Review documentation to ensure ICD-10 compliance
- Work with your organization to assist with implementation planning and execution
- Work with providers on documentation improvement
- Provide education and training on ICD-10 inpatient and outpatient coding
- Assist the organization with post implementation challenges
Who Can I Turn To for Help?
Blue's team of industry ICD-10 expert professionals are absolutely committed to consistently providing our clients with nothing less than the finest ICD-10 Implementation, coding support, and training available. We provide fully compliant coding with industry leading turnaround time and accuracy, while ensuring optimal reimbursement. We know your time is valuable. Let us help with your implementation planning and rollout.
We strive to seamlessly integrate with your staff, quickly familiarizing ourselves with your practice and team. We then identify trends and recommend services designed to accelerate the revenue cycle or improve compliance. The result of our commitment, knowledge and expertise is a history of creating long-term relationships with measurable results. Work with leaders in the industrycall the Blue team today!