WEDI Releases New White Paper on ICD-10 Testing for Small Providers
The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), the nation’s leading nonprofit authority on the use of health IT to create efficiencies in healthcare information exchange, released a new white paper, “ICD-10 Testing for Small Providers.” The white paper by WEDI’s ICD-10 Testing Subworkgroup provides physician practices with a starting point for ICD-10 testing by focusing on primary considerations and steps for external testing with payers to ensure compliance with the October 1, 2015 implementation date. Download the white paper here.
“For many small provider organizations, the uncertainties surrounding the impending ICD-10 transition can be daunting. For this reason, the ICD-10 subworkgroup has structured the paper as an easy-to-follow instructional guide, addressing the who, what, where, when, why and how of the testing process,” said Devin Jopp, Ed.D, president and CEO, WEDI. “Our hands-on approach by volunteer members and dedicated subcommittees continue to allocate significant resources to the ICD-10 effort – preparing white papers, readiness studies, webinars and conference presentations to ensure as smooth a transition as possible.”
ICD-10, which will replace ICD-9 code sets and update ICD-9 terminology, consists of two parts: (1) ICD-10-CM for diagnosis coding for all claims, and (2) ICD-10-PCS for procedure coding on inpatient hospital claims. For more information and additional resources on the ICD-10 transition, visit www.WEDI.org.
The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) is the leading authority on the use of health IT to improve healthcare information exchange in order to enhance the quality of care, improve efficiency, and reduce costs of our nation’s healthcare system. WEDI was formed in 1991 by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) and was designated in the 1996 HIPAA legislation as an advisor to HHS. WEDI’s membership includes a broad coalition of organizations, including: hospitals, providers, health plans, vendors, government agencies, consumers, not-for-profit organizations, and standards development organizations. To learn more, visit www.wedi.org and connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.