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Carlyle Deauna

by Jodel Deauna on 07/03/15

By using CACS, ICD-10 can produce more accurate data. (Bowman et. Al, 1) In one particular Australian study, there is none for the US, it showed that the procedure coding and the diagnosis coding using ICD-10 allowed for the maintenance of a high standard of data quality. (Henderson .et .al 1016) The logical and granular characteristics of ICD-10 simplified the algorithms and the map rules. Being made simple does not mean that it is easily done. What this means is that the benefit of these algorithms and map rules can be easily realized only upon implementation of ICD-10.

Carlyle Deauna

by Jodel Deauna on 07/02/15

The benefit of improving data capture is already being experienced by other countries. The updates done by using this new coding system made data capture easier. Also, the data produced are easily retrievable and compatible with the Electronic Health Records (EHRs). That is why Numbers115 had made this website Autism and Asperger Friendly. Our objective is to share the EHRs and it be easily understood by those with disabilities and their relatives. The robustness of the codd sets enabled the CACS to offer better mapping. The maps produced facilitated of the "care episode" in an appropriate and detailed manner. Because Autism is lifetime, there are lots of records produced. The adoption of ICD-10 will be beneficial to all, especially to those with Autism. 

Carlyle Deauna

by Jodel Deauna on 07/01/15

The adoption of ICD-10 will facilitate best practices on a Global Level. Yesterday, it was in the news that there is a case of Ebola in Liberia. This is significant. We learned many lessons from the past year. Comparisons on how quality of care delivered among nations are very important in the healthcare delivery assessment. It is the goal of every nation to detect immediately and respond rapidly to any disease that will impact the population and the economy. (Bowman et. Al 1-2) Ebola reappeared in Liberia and ICD-10 will help a lot in data capture. Tomorrow, I will blog on Data Capture.

Carlyle Deauna

by Jodel Deauna on 06/30/15

The benefit of quality-care enhancement is anticipated when ICD-10 CM/PCS had started to generate data that will improve the quality of care. The updates done on terminology and disease classification will lead to a consistent system. This system will increase support to the services delivered. The quality of care will improve specifically because of efficient documentation and efficient disease management. It also will have the potential of improving the delivery of care to disadvantaged and underserved populations. (Sanders et. Al, 3)

 

Carlyle Deauna

by Jodel Deauna on 06/29/15

The coding errors with ICD-10 will be lower because this coding system logically more than ICD-9. Also, it's more detailed and clearer, allowing for codes to be compared easily with clinical documentation. Consistency can be checked for procedure codes and diagnosis made. Any incompatibility can allow for easy correction. Furthermore, it will improve the detection of fraud practices and reduce fraud to occur. (Bowman 3) All these attributes will lower costs. This is what the US government is trying to do.

Carlyle Deauna

by Jodel Deauna on 06/28/15

With what is happening globally, we have to find solutions. For the US Healthcare system, we can save lots of money by using ICD-10. The new coding system also has greater specificity with regards to clinical conditions and services. This will provide better information for refining the reimbursement systems. The granularity will improve the payments specifically for procedures, capturing data such as social history is also specifically. This will give us valuable data that is very useful for public health. (Bowman 3)

Carlyle Deauna

by Jodel Deauna on 06/27/15

The migration to ICD-10-CM/PCS is both beneficial and also essential for us to progress in our healthcare system. The United States is progressing technologically and medically. Although the resistance to change is still there, government officials responsible for the transitioning are adamant in adopting the new coding system. As of now, we don't have any data yet. If we do, we will start to reap the benefits of cost-reduction, improvement in the quality of care, and updates of data capture will lead to more positive outcomes. (Sanders et. al. 3-4)

 

Carlyle Deauna

by Jodel Deauna on 06/26/15

ICD-10-CM/PCS is expected to bring anticipated benefits that will improve many areas of health care interests and the interests of the country as a whole. It is the intention of the US Government and many others to push through with this new coding system. This new coding system will allow cost reduction to happen, improve the quality of patient's care, and improve the opportunity to capture data.

Carlyle Deauna

by Jodel Deauna on 06/25/15

CACS can easily be learned by Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) graduates. STEM refers to the four disciplines mentioned above. It addresses policies and education choices in schools, colleges, and universities to improve technology development and improve workforce development. This will make documentations more smooth in transitioning to the new coding system. With the news of many things happening, ICD-10 will influence significantly the delivery of healthcare in the United States. Again, we can let STEM graduates learn how to code in ICD-10. The anticipated shortage of qualified coders can come from their group. Even STEM senior students can do the same. We are completing a model that is very timely for healthcare delivery system. Tomorrow, benefits of ICD-10.

Carlyle Deauna

by Jodel Deauna on 06/24/15

CACS will improve data capture and analytics. There are studies that support these claims. One such study is the study conducted by the American Health Information Management Association. It is an organization, concerned with managing health data and records necessary for effective delivery of quality healthcare to the public. According to the study, CACS improved the quality of data. The data, captured by the code sets, was used again and again. (Hartman .et.al, 26-28)

Carlyle Deauna

by Jodel Deauna on 06/23/15

Traditionally, coding is performed by coders. However, the anticipated huge data that is coming will shift the healthcare system technology into a hybrid system of coding. In a hybrid system, CACS performs most of the coding for routine procedures. Then, experienced coders can address the more complex scenarios. Let's make it simple. We can learn ICD-10 coding and it is a win, win situation. More on CACS tomorrow.

Carlyle Deauna

by Jodel Deauna on 06/22/15

It is not practical to work with huge amounts of data manually. Also, it is time consuming and very costly. Using CACS is the most appropriate system to use. It can analyze huge data and recognize what is relevant to the text with high reliability and validity. Analysis of information can be ordered according to its relevance by using CACS.

By the way, although I am not in any form of medication, I adhered to the Numbers115 Health Plan diet of fish, cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions, and garlic. I am also sharing this with you, especially for those with Autism. Furthermore, I am studying ICD-10 intensively with focus on Autism, Asperger, and DSM-5. More on ICD-10 tomorrow.

Carlyle Deauna

by Jodel Deauna on 06/19/15

ICD-10 is compatible with CACS (Computer Assisted Coding System). Historically, it was used in ICD-9-CM as an application that analyzes documents in the healthcare industry. It made medical codes appropriate for the terms and the phrases within the healthcare document. Also, the application uses the Natural Language Processing (NLP) in order for these terms and these phrases to be easily recognizable by a coding system. I believe that CACS can do more when ICD-10-CM/PCS is implemented soon. This is good news. More tomorrow on ICD-10.

Carlyle Deauna

by Jodel Deauna on 06/18/15

In the United States, DSM-5 functions as the main authority for psychiatric diagnosis. It is used for treatment purposes, reimbursement purposes, and for payment made for providers. DSM-5 will be used with the new coding system. This is very important for the diagnosis of Autism. The implementation of this coding system will definitely affect DSM-5. Although I Autism, I never had taken any medications. However, I've been reading that many are taking medication. ICD-10 can help those taking medication and those not taking medication. These will lead to changes that will be good for all patients with Autism. More on ICD-10 tomorrow.

 

 

Carlyle Deauna

by Jodel Deauna on 06/17/15

In certain chronic conditions like Autism, ICD-10 will be very useful and will have more added benefits. Autism, a lifetime disorder, will generate lots of patient data. Therefore, a coding system like ICD-10 will be very useful. In ICD-9 -CM, Autism is 299.00. In ICD-10-CM/PCS, Autism is F84.0. This code is the billable code and is compatible with DSM-5.

Carlyle Deauna

by Jodel Deauna on 06/15/15

I am blogging an example of coding. In diabetes mellitus, it is coded as 250 in ICD-9. If it is Type I, then, it is 250.01. If it is Type II, then, it is 250. If it is uncontrolled Type 1, then, it is 250.03 and if it is uncontrolled Type 2, then, it is 250.02. In contrast, ICD-10-CM classifies diabetes mellitus as inadequately controlled, poorly controlled, and out of control by types. It is with regards to the condition of high blood sugar (hyperglycemia). Diabetes Mellitus will be found in ICD-10-CM classified in Chapter 4.


By using the WHO interactive tool, which we are sharing at numbers115easycare.com, you will get the appropriate code by using Table 3, which is the index. You can find in Table 1, which is the tabular form the different codes and all you have to do is look for the appropriate code. 

More tomorrow on ICD-10!

Carlyle Deauna

by Jodel Deauna on 06/12/15

Center for Medical Services (CMS) and the Center Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) designed the plan for the ICD-10 implementation. The ICD-10-CM/PCS is made up of 155,000 codes. It will be able to handle effectively the evolving technologies and procedures in the healthcare industry. The payers, providers, and other organizations can take advantage of this expanded coding sets. The new coding system will accurately describe an acute or a chronic medical condition more inclusively and specifically. Pertinent data can be accurately measured. This new coding system can measure both managed and ambulatory encounters. Example of coding will be blogged tomorrow.

Carlyle Deauna

by Jodel Deauna on 06/11/15

ICD-10-PCS can describe complex procedures in detail. This is important when tracking outcomes. Also, it is a very important tool for compiling statistics. As stated in the news, more viruses are coming back including Ebola. We learned our lesson when our system did not communicate with others. The reason is that we are ICD-9 yet. It is best to be in ICD-10 as soon as we can.

Carlyle Deauna

by Jodel Deauna on 06/10/15

ICD-10 coding is more detailed with regards to socio-economic data, ambulatory care, lifestyle, and have more space for future expansions. With what's happening with MERS and many others, we need the alphanumeric structure of ICD-10. Laterality, which specifies the parts of the body involved either the left or the right or even bilateral, can be properly coded. ICD-10 is a solution.   

Carlyle Deauna

by Jodel Deauna on 06/10/15

ICD-10 coding is more detailed with regards to socio-economic data, ambulatory care, lifestyle, and have more space for future expansions. With what's happening with MERS and many others, we need the alphanumeric structure of ICD-10. Laterality, which specifies the parts of the body involved either the left or the right or even bilateral, can be properly coded. ICD-10 is a solution.   

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