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May 29, 2012

Extended Compliance! Re-Strategize and Achieve 'Financial Neutrality'

New compliance date & additional timeline for ICD 10 - boon or bane for the industry - is a long drawn debate. One group speculates that ICD-10 will never be realized and there will be a direct shift to ICD-11. The other says that ICD-10 is inevitable. I am with the latter and not too optimistic about industry getting a double promotion from ICD-9 to ICD-11, either. But, be it ICD 10 or ICD 11, the industry more or less understands how to manage the implementation, however, one thing which many are not thinking enough about is revenue impact of the new code set and establishment of necessary checks & balances to ensure financial neutrality.

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April 20, 2012

Revised ICD 10 Deadline - Time to Review Your Neutrality Strategy

With the CMS update on revised compliance date for ICD 10, State Medicaid departments get the much needed time to step up their ICD 10 compliance program and be ready by Oct 1, 2014. Broadly classified, each State may belong to one of the following categories based on their current state of remediation plan:

  1. Tracking to the plan of ICD 10 Go-Live by Oct 1, 2013
  2. Just started on ICD 10 and delayed by few months
  3. Procuring MMIS replacement and timing Go-Live of new ICD 10 compliant system by Oct 1, 2013

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