FEATURED ARTICLES: ICD-10
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Improving Patient Outcomes & Driving Revenue In An Era Of Value-Based Care11/29/2021
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Changed For The Better: A Shared Digital Communication Solution8/31/2021
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FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK
Is Big Data Fueling Breaches?
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ICD-10 is the 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health problems (ICD). ICD is a medical classification list created by the World Health Organization (WHO). ICD allows more than 14,400 different codes which can be expanded to over 16,000 codes with sub-classifications. ICD-10 was completed in 1992.
The health systems of some 25 countries use ICD-10 for reimbursement and resource allocation, while some countries also made modifications to ICD and use their modified versions. The standard international version of ICD-10 is used for statistics and cause of death reporting in about 110 countries.
In the United States, ICD-10 implementation has been pushed back repeatedly, and in January of 2009 was pushed back to October 1, 2013. ICD-10's basic structure consists of 7 characters, 1-3 are the category of the disease, 4 is the etiology of the disease, 5 is the body part affected, 6 is the severity of the illness, and 7 is a placeholder used for extension of the code to increase specificity.
The difficulty with implementing ICD-10 is the need to update and replace existing software that is incompatible and the large amount of time required to train physicians, staff members, and administrators on the new codes. Practices will also have to update their paperwork and forms while changing or modifying any ICD-related policies and guidelines.
Will Robots Replace Healthcare Providers?6/8/2017
Automation has been making human workers superfluous for centuries, but until recently, workers whose jobs required high-level cognitive skills have been able to rest easy, confident no machine could possibly replace them when it came to making nuanced decisions based on the evaluation of complicated, sometimes contradictory data. By Khal Rai, Senior Vice President, Product Development & Operations, SRS Health