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ICD-10 for Providers

ICD-10 for Providers

Training for ICD-10 will begin February 1st. To help prepare for the changes that are coming, the ICD-10 team has outlined helpful information for each specialty. This page will serve as a one-stop-shop for providers to obtain pertinent information, as BMC and other hospitals throughout the country move forward with this federally-mandated transition to ICD-10 codes.

ICD-10 training courses have been assigned to you in HealthStream. To access HealthStream, please click this link or visit the BMC ICD-10 Intranet page. Complete login instructions and Help Desk information can be found on HealthStream.

  • ICD-10 will impact the new Meaningful Use (MU) requirements for the Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) in relation to diagnoses granularity and specificity of the disease process
  • Physicians will face the need to document diagnostic information with acuity, type, orgin and manifestations to support severity an use of services to meet medical necessity requirements.
  • Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) tracking tools will use ICD-10 codes and descriptions, therefore training is critical
  • ICD-10 codes will provide better specificity to measure quality of care, evaluate new technologies and improve outcomes.

Documentation Concepts required in your documentation. Much of the information required for ICD-10 is very valuable in ICD-9 coding as well.

  • One key concept you will need to know is that ICD-10 defines upper and lower as divided at the diaphragm

Here are the areas of Documentation Specificity you will need to consider:

  • Laterality
  • Approach
  • Acuity
  • Complication
  • Vessel
  • Causal Agent
  • Causal Condition
  • Type of Substance Disorder
  • Disorder State
  • Delivery Method
  • Root Operation
  • Additional Symptom
  • Type of Device
  • Type of Pulmonary Disorder
  • Encounter
  • Inflamatory Site
  • Type of Contrast
  • Imaging Site
  • Duration
  • Episode
  • Infection Site
  • Type of Infection
  • Insertion Site
  • Type of Imaging
  • Drainage Site
  • Insertion Site/Laterality

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Call: 617.414.0738
Email: Pamela.Hansen@bmc.org

Boston Medical Center
ICD-10 Program
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830 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118

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