In 1990, the World Health Organization (WHO) approved the 10th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), known as ICD-10. The ICD is the global standard in diagnostic classification for health reporting and clinical applications for all medical diagnoses, including mental health and behavioral disorders. On October 1, 2015, the entire health care system in the U.S. will change its diagnostic codes from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM and all HIPAA-covered entities must use ICD-10. Because this is a HIPAA mandate, penalties for failure to comply will be enforced. Civil and criminal penalties may include heavy fines and imprisonment.
These trainings provide information about the upcoming change from ICD-9 to ICD-10 on October 1, and updates after that date.
This course, held on 9/11/15 is configured for Small County Behavioral Health clinical staff and covers the history of ICD 10 and the requirements for 10/1/2015. The focus includes how to incorporate the new diagnosis detail and format into an EHR, how billing will be impacted and additional technical considerations.
Thad Dickson and Traci Crowder, Xpio Healthcare, LLC
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