The ICD-10 Saga—Lost Years and Hard Lessons
|If the transition to ICD-10 is any indication of the course of future updates to our basic healthcare data infrastructure, it is important to understand the tactics and motivation behind the policy debate and the campaign to stop ICD-10 implementation.
A new commentary from Rich Averill in the Journal of AHIMA examines arguments from ICD-10 proponents and opponents alike and discusses takeaway lessons from the transition that the industry can employ for future policy changes.
Read the full commentary in the Journal of AHIMA.
3M Health Information Systems Integrates McKesson InterQual Connect into 3M ClinTrac Product Suite
McKesson Health Solutions' InterQual Connect is now being integrated with the 3M ClinTrac Suite from 3M Health Information Systems. 3M Health Information Systems is the first vendor of provider care management and revenue cycle software to bring InterQual Connect’s medical review and automated authorization capabilities to its customers.
MIPS: Will You Earn More or Less Money?
Starting January 2016, most physicians in Medicare will have to report quality mesures under a new program called the Merit-Based Incetive Payment System (MIPS). Many details of the MIPS program won't be known until the final rule is issued. However, experts in measurement programs have been drawing many tentative conclusions. In this article from Medscape, 3M's L. Gordon Moore, MD provides answers to some physician concerns about MIPS.
Mastering the Complexities of MSSP ACO Payment at Janesville, Wisconsin’s Mercy Health System
How does participation in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) affect coding practices? Mercy Health System partnered with 3M Health Information Systems to optimize reimbursement under the system. Ladd Udy, director of population health and ACO for Mercy Health, shares his learnings around optimizing coding under the MSSP program.
Read more in Healthcare Informatics.
Coding and the Third-Party Option
In the preparation for ICD-10, many orgnaizations looked to outsourcing coding to balance their workloads. Sue Belley, manager of clinical content development for 3M HIS, and Patricia Jones head of coding quality and ICD-10 at Inova Health System speak with For the Record on the merits of outsourced coding.
For true value-based care, focus on outcomes instead of processes
A new study from 3M Clinical and Economic Research demonstrates that outcomes measures are more effective than process measures in driving value-based care.
Read more at RevCycle Intelligence.