Pivotal moments in the Health Information Management field include the implementation of ICD-10, CPT Coding Changes, Acute care changes, profee changes, recovery audit contractor implementation, new ransomware challenges, Meaningful use and much more.
This major proposed rule addresses changes to the Medicare physician fee schedule (PFS) and other Medicare Part B payment policies to ensure that our payment systems are updated to reflect changes in medical practice and the relative value of services, as well as changes in the statute.
For example, open the ICD-11 online link and click on “Browse the release version.” Then choose “Coding Tool” tab at the top. We chose “sepsis.” Sepsis without shock is coded to 1G40. Sepsis with septic shock is coded 1G41. A bit different than ICD-10!
On June 18, 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a preview of its new International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11). ICD-11 will be formally presented at the World Health Assembly on May 2019 for adoption by Member States, and will come into effect the 1st of January 2022. The advanced preview will allow countries to plan how to use the new version to prepare translations and train health professionals.