The HIM Director's Guide to ICD-10

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The HIM Director's Guide to ICD-10

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The HIM Director's Guide to ICD-10:
Gloryanne Bryant, BS, RHIA, RHIT, CCS, CCDS; Jean S. Clark, RHIA, CSHA; Caroline Piselli, MBA, RN, FACHE

ICD-10 is the biggest change for the HIM industry since the implementation of DRGs in the 1980s.

HIM directors must take a lead role in their organization’s ICD-10 implementation, including advocating for and securing an appropriate budget, developing a robust staff retraining program, and ensuring timely IT system changes.

This book outlines the differences between ICD-9-CM and ICD-10, provides a thorough timeline of events leading up to implementation, and helps HIM directors develop a project plan to manage the process seamlessly from start to finish.

The HIM Director’s Guide to ICD-10 will help you:

1. Assess your organization’s level of readiness for ICD-10

2. Develop a thorough project management plan and implementation timeline
3. Identify the strategic components to ICD-10 success

4. Apply expert-developed tools to your organization’s unique needs

Topics covered include:

  • ICD-10 Introduction
  • ICD-10-PCS Key Attributes
  • Project Management
  • HIM Assessment Process
  • HIM Training and Educational Plan
  • HIM-Specific Tasks and Timeline
  • Countdown to ICD-10 “Go Live” – Next steps
  • GEMS/ Translations/ Mappings: Case Studies
  • Appendix resources

Meet the authors:

Gloryanne Bryant, BS, RHIA, RHIT, CCS, CCDS, is regional managing HIM director, NCAL Revenue Cycle at Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. & Hospitals in Oakland, CA, where she is responsible for coding, education, CDI, and HIM operations for 21 acute care hospitals. She is a member of the editorial advisory board for Briefings on Coding Compliance Strategies, and has more than 30 years of experience in the HIM profession providing education to coders, physicians, and other hospital staff on IPPS, DRGs, ICD-9-CM, and CPT coding.

Jean S. Clark, RHIA, CSHA, is the service line director for health information services and accreditation coordinator at Roper Saint Francis Healthcare in Charleston, SC. She is past president of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). She is the contributing editor to Medical Records Briefing, and author of seven editions of Information Management, five editions of Ongoing Records Review, the HIM Director’s Guide to Recovery Audit Contractors, and the first edition of The HIM Director' Handbook, all from HCPro, Inc.

Caroline Piselli, RN, MBA, FACHE, manages ICD-10 and Pay for Performance programs at 3M Health Information Systems in Wallingford, CT. She oversees business strategy and operations for new classification methodologies and solutions supporting ICD-10 and pay for performance/ new regulations, in collaboration with clinical research, development, consulting and marketing. She has 30 years of experience in healthcare strategic planning, operational redesign, business development, and as a clinician.

Published: August 2010


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