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Episode 147: Education, Empowerment and Engagement: How Digital Tools are Improving the Patient Experience. Amanda Bury, Infermedica

June 10, 2015

This WEDI issue brief provides a list of the “Top 10” items payers should consider making available on their ICD-10 website and provides a brief description of each item. The items identified in this issue brief will help to provide greater transparency and insight into a payer’s ICD-10 readiness, inform providers about ICD-10 testing and help to alleviate at least a small measure of industry anxiety about ICD-10.

ICD-10, which will replace ICD-9 code sets and update ICD-9 terminology, consists of two parts: (1) ICD-10-CM will be used for diagnosis coding of symptoms or causes of injury or disease, and (2) ICD- 10-PCS will be used for coding of inpatient procedures. ICD-10 does not affect CPT coding for outpatient procedures and physician services. The compliance date is October 1, 2015.

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