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  1. N-CHIP User Group Launch! April 2012

  2. Introductions • Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization • North Country Health Information Partnership • Corey Zeigler, Dr. Steven Lyndaker, KowsilliyaRamnaresh, Charles McArthur, Serena Maupin, Davey Jones, David Pippen, John Wheeler • Primary Care Development Corporation • Alan Mitchell • Mazdak Mazarei • Vendor Representative • Practices

  3. Agenda • Introductions • Vendor presentation on product roadmap • N-CHIP presentation on ICD-10 • “Breakout” sessions with peers from other practices • Sustainability planning • Next steps

  4. Vendor Presentation • Product Roadmap • ICD-10 support • Q&A on key concepts

  5. ICD-10 • What is it? • What does it mean for your practice? • What can N-CHIP and this user group do to help?

  6. ICD-10: What is it? • “International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems” (known as “ICD”) • Medical classification codes to classify diseases and a wide variety of symptoms, findings, complaints, social circumstances, and external causes of injury or disease • Every health condition and procedure has a category and code

  7. ICD-10: History and Timeline • ICD-1 released in 1900 • ICD-9 released in 1970 – 17,000 diagnosis and procedure codes • ICD-10 released in 1994 – 141,000 diagnosis and procedure codes • ICD-11 is expected to be released by 2015

  8. ICD-10: What does it mean for your practice? • Clinicians • Will significantly change the clinical documentation for both diagnosis and procedure • The level of specificity required in order to assign a code is significantly increased • The conversion will have to be done by a clinician (requires clinical judgment) • Administrative staff • Have to learn a new code-set language and more anatomy/medical terminologies • Have to convince clinicians that this is not just a coder/biller issue • Costs • software changes and consulting services to make the transition may be considerable and need to be planned for

  9. ICD-10 • What does it mean for your practice?

  10. ICD-10: What can N-CHIP do to help? • Staff of HIT specialists to assist in • Regulatory changes • Workflow redesign • Training • Technical support • Advocacy

  11. ICD-10 • What can this user group do to help? • Establish a network of collogues with a common platform, knowledge and challenges to share ideas, methods and solutions • Have a larger voice with vendors and public policy groups • Pool or share resources to address common challenges, ex. hire a consultant/vendor to assist all practices with ICD-10 transition and share cost

  12. ICD-10 Resources Link to ICD-10 Resource Guide http://bit.ly/Hfagsx Link to Resource Library https://sharepoint.fdrhpo.org/public/nchipPublic

  13. Breakout Sessions • Meet with your peers from other clinics • Providers • Nurses and clinical staff • Billing, office management, front desk • Discuss and document • Significant challenges you have with your system • Significant benefits of your system • Things you do well • Lessons learned • How you can support each other in meeting your challenges, solving problems?

  14. Sustainability Planning • Is a user group valuable? • What is needed to sustain it? • Mission • Leadership and communication • Vendor involvement • Schedule • Recruiting other participants • Resources: $$, Facility • Agenda for next meeting • Survey items from RSVP

  15. Thank you! Corey Zeigler FDHRPO czeigler@fdrhpo.org (315) 755-2020 x11 Alan Mitchell PCDC amitchell@pcdc.org (212) 437-3952