2014: A year of health care transformation.
With new initiatives in the areas of Meaningful Use, claims reporting, and ICD-10, The Ohio Department of Medicaid is doing its utmost to support medical providers with information they need to know. This year brings the implementation of ICD-10, which is a tremendous undertaking for our industry.
The ODM website shares that International Classification of Disease (ICD) codes are used in virtually every healthcare setting, including inpatient and outpatient hospital settings and physician offices as well as in professional, medical services. As the 10th edition, ICD-10 will replace the current ICD-9 code set. All HIPAA covered entities are required to comply with the new code set regulations.
Claims for all health care services on or after October 1, 2014 and inpatient hospital with date of discharge on or after October 1, 2014 must use ICD-10 diagnosis & inpatient procedure codes.
ICD-10 offers a number of benefits to Ohio Medicaid, some of which include:
- Enhanced code specificity,
- Improved ability to measure the quality of health care services.
- Enhanced accuracy of data analytics and reporting.
- Improved processes to identify fraud and abuse.
- Improved ability to identify populations and members for targeted outreach and case management.
Ohio Medicaid continues to work toward implementation of ICD-10 by the compliance date of October 1, 2014. They are actively engaged with sister state agencies, managed care plans trading partners, and many provider associations to ensure that all Ohio medical providers will be ready for the transition.
CLICK HERE for the ICD-10 Ohio Medicaid Provider Q&A, which provides information you need to know. Cornerstone Alliance continues to support our provider partners as the health care industry prepares for monumental changes and the transition toward implementing ICD-10.
To further support our members, Cornerstone will be sponsoring an educational seminar on February 11th:
2014 Coding & Government
presented by: B.J. Hohenstein RN, CCS, CCS-P, FCS, PCS
Our goal is to enable our members and provide needed tools to implement coding updates. We hope you can join us! Don’t hesitate to contact us if we can support your medical office in any way.