IMO® and ICD-10 Compliance
IMO® Problem (IT) customers who currently have mappings from our terms to ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM can now implement IMO® Problem (IT) 2012 Release 1.3 and later releases, which include the 2012 version of ICD-10-CM. Published in December 2011 by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), the 2012 ICD-10-CM update includes 706 new codes and 732 code changes.
IMO® completely integrated the new content within a month of its publication (Problem (IT) R1.3 release was made available to IMO users on January 3rd). Our vendor partners can be confident that they are always working with the latest data in their systems during the transition period. This advance delivery will give IMO® customers ample time for testing and provide support well in advance of the October 1, 2014 regulatory deadline for implementing ICD-10-CM. IMO® will continue to revise the mappings as new updates to ICD-10-CM are released.
IMO® Problem (IT) provides a complete solution for ICD-10-CM. For the 706 new ICD-10-CM codes, Problem (IT) provides over 3,610 associated terms that allow for a greater level of specificity for clinicians. The clinical terms in Problem (IT) are tailored for physicians and free of the billing-centric language that makes ICD-10-CM so complex.
Every existing IMO® clinician-friendly term will have a map to an ICD-10-CM code whenever possible. If clinicians have previously used IMO® diagnostic terms currently mapped to ICD-9-CM, they will be able to continue using these same terms, and the terms are now also mapped to ICD-10-CM.
Problem (IT) leverages additional data modeling to assist users in locating correct billing codes. The enhancements that Problem (IT) provides to ICD-10-CM greatly ease the transition for vendors and providers alike. IMO® is creating new clinician-friendly terms to represent the clinically significant increased level of detail. These new terms will allow clinicians to document patient encounters with even greater clinical precision. IMO® is committed to delivering the highest-quality mappings possible. In support of this commitment, AHIMA is reviewing the mappings to ICD-10-CM as they have been doing with our mappings to ICD-9-CM.
Transition Strategy and Team in Place and Ready for You
Our ICD-10-CM transition strategy is in place, and, our team of professionals is ready to support you. The team includes clinicians, terminologists, health information management professionals, and software engineers. We have worked with vendors and customers to define new architecture, data models, and tools necessary to support the mapping to ICD-10-CM and implementation of those mappings. Diagnostic coding is encounter-based and encounters prior to October 1, 2014 will still require coding with ICD-9-CM. Encounters on or after the deadline will require coding with ICD-10-CM. Coding in ICD-9-CM may also be necessary after the switchover to support reporting and trend analysis. Thus, health care organizations initially will need to be able to submit claims with either ICD-9-CM or ICD-10-CM. IMO® will continue to maintain mappings to both coding systems during this transition period.
There are significant structural differences between ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM, affecting diagnostic codes which are used throughout electronic health record systems. These changes may affect data models, search and retrieval, data entry, user interfaces, reporting, and billing. IMO® is working closely with vendor partners on necessary changes and testing in their applications to support the new ICD-10-CM data models. This early collaboration between IMO® and vendor partners will result in a smoother transition for our customers.
The Best Partner You Can Choose
IMO's Clinical Interface Terminology is a suite of vocabulary products that allow clinicians to document diagnoses and care plans within an EHR using the familiar words and phrases that enable them to fully express clinical intent. This robust, user-friendly vocabulary is mapped to standardized vocabularies such as ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, SNOMED® CT, HCPCS, CPT®, LOINC, MeSH and UMLS. IMO's Clinical Interface Terminology easily connects providers with the patient and administrative information they need to support uniform labeling of health profiles, services rendered, and outcomes across the enterprise and comply with Meaningful Use requirements.
Make IMO® your partner for the transition to ICD-10-CM. We understand your concerns about implementing ICD-10-CM, given the size, complexity, and uncertainty surrounding the changes. Customers already using Problem (IT) receive mappings to ICD-10-CM well in advance of the regulatory deadline. IMO® will continue the tradition of delivering clinician-friendly terms and high-quality maps to standards that our clients have come to expect. We are working with our vendor partners to ensure that the terms and maps work optimally in their applications. IMO's goal is to provide customers with a seamless transition from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM.
AHIMA does not endorse, recommend, or grant approval to, any commercial firm, product or process. AHIMA does not make any representation or claim about the fitness of any map, or whether the use of any map is appropriate for any particular application or purpose. AHIMA reviews a terminology map provided to it and assesses the accuracy of the map between a source terminology vocabulary and target system such as the ICM-9-CM code. AHIMA review is performed in the absence of any context involving a particular patient or course of treatment. AHIMA is a registered trademark of American Health Information Management Association.
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