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1 Optimizing Reimbursement with HIPAA 5010 and ICD-10 IDAHO HFMA Linda Corley, BS, MBA, CPC Senior Leader – Compliance and Associate Development

2 2 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners HIPAA 5010 Agenda HIPAA Electronic Administrative Transaction Standards Overview –Regulation requirements for the transactions –Why change? – benefits of the new standards Not just a “software” change! All revenue cycle departments – electronic transactions affected! –Getting Started Scope of change and HIPAA 5010 enhancements Why and how reimbursement “can” improve under HIPAA 5010 Implementation considerations Planning Your Next Steps –HIPAA 5010 –ICD-10 Utilizing HIPAA 5010 for organizational change

3 3 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners HIPAA 5010 – Electronic Administrative Transaction Standards Overview January 15, 2009, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released two final rules supporting the continued transformation of the U.S. healthcare system toward a comprehensive electronic data exchange environment. –HIPAA 5010 –ICD-10 Represent the transaction code set components of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of HIPAA 5010 – Mandatory compliance on January 1, 2012 – all covered entities –Internal Medicare testing began January 1, 2010 –External testing began January 1, 2011 –No entity may require another entity to use the new version of the standard without agreement between the two parties for testing and implementation.

4 4 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners HIPAA 5010 Final Rule Overview Current 4010 standard is widely recognized as outdated and lacking in the functionality currently needed by the health care industry. Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) specialists from both government and industry worked together to achieve –Correction of 4010 problems with “compatibility” of data across trading partners –Address low compliance rates by enhancing administrative data exchanges –Reduction in the number of necessary communications between trading partners attempting to resolve issues related to HIPAA data All HIPAA Covered Entities ProvidersHealth Plans ClearinghousesBilling / Service Agents Business Associates of Covered Entities that use the affected transactions

5 5 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners HIPAA 5010 Final Rule Overview BCBS of Chicago estimates over 850 individual data “element” changes Front matter (educational and informational) reformatted for consistency across all guides – Content clarified and improved to correct 4010A1 ambiguities in utilization Cosmetic – presentation format changes for clarity of data Technical and Structural – Consistent data representation across all transactions –A patient is defined the same in the claim, eligibility request, referral, etc. –Reporting rules are the same throughout the suite which improves “guides” –The most positively reviewed change is that “discrete” data is defined / required instead of multi-functional data segments Business Usage – Added new, modified existing, and removed business functions to improve efficiency and promote understanding

6 6 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners Key HIPAA 5010 Changes for Implementation Consideration

7 7 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners HIPAA 5010 Adoption Rules Version 5010 of the X12 standards suite of administrative transactions –EDI X12 = data format based on ASC (the Accredited Standards Committee) X12 standards for the exchange of specific data (text) between two or more trading partners (i.e. organization, entity, or group of organizations) –New version of EDI X12 = New version numbers like 4010, 4020, 4030 These are “minor” standards changes –5010 = New version “initial” number which is a “major” revision release –“Standards” cover a number of requirements for reporting structure of data to be transmitted electronically Separators, control numbers, specific segments, delimiters Big trading partners may include requirements NOT mandatory in 5010! Version D.0 of the NCPDP suite for retail pharmacy Version 3.0 of the NCPDP suite for Medicaid pharmacy subrogation Version D.0 or Version 5010 for retail pharmacy supplies and services, based on trading partner agreements

8 8 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners What must be changed? The formats currently used must be upgraded from X12 Version 4010A1 to 5010 and from NCPDP 5.1 to D.0 –Systems that submit claims, receive remittances, exchange claim status or eligibility inquiry and responses must be analyzed to identify software and business process changes The new versions have different data element requirements Medicare has performed a comparison of the current and new formats for the transactions used and they can be found at Key Changes in Transmission Standards

9 9 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners Software must be modified to produce and exchange the new formats Business processes may need to be changed to capture additional data elements now required or to report data elements in varying submissions Transition to the new formats must be coordinated: –Continue to use the current formats for some Trading Partners’ (payors) exchanges –Start to use the new formats with other Trading Partners –Identify vendor time table(s) for testing –How will testing be conducted? Separate test connection Based on test indicator in transaction Self-test site Key Changes in Transmission Standards

10 10 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners Strategies For Improving Reimbursement

11 11 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners Review, Evaluation and Education Step One – Review, evaluation and education to appropriate staff members ASC X12 is not just for IS, IT, or “techies”! Benefits will be a change in business processes to facilitate (optimize) payment – if HIPAA 5010 is implemented in an appropriate manner... –Review revenue cycle uses of patient / payor information Patient access / registrationPAS Service authorizationCase Management Billing and collectionsPFS –Assess clinical data reporting needs for “automated” transactions and processes –Incorporate new electronic regulatory processes that may have required manual intervention under HIPAA 4010

12 12 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners Review, Evaluation and Education Identify deficiencies in the current HIPAA 4010 revenue cycle processes that can be improved under HIPAA 5010 for facility-specific trading partners (payors) –New formats address healthcare industry needs and clarify intent –Improved instructions – alias names removed –Ambiguity eliminated from language and rules for establishing situational data. Can now clearly understand when a situation exists that requires data to be used or populated in a transaction –Attention given to privacy issues around “minimum necessary” –Worked to eliminate unnecessary or redundant data qualifiers or codes to ensure more consistent use of information –Aim for standardization of all payor requirements! –Pay particular attention to distinct payor requirements that had to be manually processed under 4010 that may be electronic under 5010

13 13 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners Review, Evaluation and Education Step Two – Understand “which” changes affect your payors HIPAA 5010 utilizes the same subpart NPI in billing provider for same claim to all payors –Need to include / involve provider enrollment staff at the beginning of implementation –Review current NPI subpart enumeration to find cases where a specific NPI may only be used with one payor –Either work with payor to find a way to STOP using this NPI – or inform other payors of this specific NPI and its associated address Physical address must be utilized (sent) for billing provider –A post office box address cannot be utilized for the billing provider. –PO box addresses should be utilized for the “pay-to” address, if necessary The NPI for service location should be utilized only when it is external to the billing organization Only one (1) NDC number per service line for Medicaid billing (rebate)

14 14 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners Review, Evaluation and Education Investigate use of additional electronic transactions that you may not already have implemented such as: –Claim status –Authorizations –Referrals Use of new claim fields that can reduce the utilization of attachments such as: –Situational service line description data element (SV101-7) for non-specific procedure codes. Most importantly – Review and correct any previous workarounds implemented “just to get the job done” with HIPAA 4010 Ensure prior customizations are applicable to the new standards and/or necessary for HIPAA 5010

15 15 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners What Transmission Formats Will Optimize Reimbursement?

16 16 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners Enhancements Included with HIPAA 5010 Enhancements are focused on functional areas requiring 5010 changes and are limited to: –Improving claims receipt, control, and balancing procedures –Increasing consistency of claims editing and error handling Provides common edit definitions to be used by all systems and jurisdictions –Returning claims needing correction earlier in the process Adds edits for common mistakes to the front-end MAC systems, rather than waiting to do these edits in the adjudication systems –Assigning claim numbers closer to the time of receipt The front end systems will assign the base claim number (in the format expected by the adjudication system), and have the adjudication system add any suffix necessary for split or adjustment claims Optimizing Reimbursement

17 17 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners Specifically for Patient Access: Identify deficiencies in the current HIPAA 4010 registration process that can be improved under HIPAA 5010 for facility-specific trading partners (payors) Evaluate your ability to reduce administrative cost by fully adopting the 270 Eligibility Inquiry and 271 Eligibility Response Understand how the new 271 standard transaction will respond to Eligibility inquiries with expanded subscriber and coverage information Work with your trading partners to reduce reliance on individual companion guides for required demographic data Determine who needs to be trained and what content the training should include for Patient Access staff members Optimizing Reimbursement – PAS

18 18 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners Specifically for Patient Access: Identify deficiencies in the current HIPAA 4010 patient registration process that can be improved under HIPAA 5010 for facility-specific trading partners –Focus on top five payors to ensure a majority of patient demographic data can be captured accurately and timely –Study payor companion guides to ensure specific requirements can be met Registration systems must be able to collect the necessary data upfront –Review system sub-parts to correlate trading partner requirements for claims processing –Identify data elements required for a “clean” claim to process Patient Access work-flow should be adjusted to ensure value from the information gained –Pre-admissions, insurance verification, scheduling, registration! Optimizing Reimbursement – PAS

19 19 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners Optimizing Reimbursement – PAS Work to identify areas that can be improved utilizing HIPAA 5010 – –Goal should be to go beyond just an upgrade to current electronic transactions and associated processes! –Decide what works well now vs. how you want Patient Access to perform! Investigate – –More use of EDI Form 270 / 271 Eligibility Inquiry and Response because of new expanded search options and response data –Improvements in data accuracy and timeliness –“Real-time” response Do your best to convert older EDI registration and patient scheduling processes to take advantage of new 5010 software features Establish improved financial counseling ability due to increased clarification of patient responsibility

20 20 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners Optimized Reimbursement – PAS One example of Version 5010 benefits is decreased staff time required for activities such as manual look up of patient coverage information and phone calls to insurance companies to verify eligibility Standardized 270 / 271 provides overall improvement in the ability to request information and the value of the information returned “Real time” requests and responses directly from payor’s system –Provides more detailed patient information and –More information that will be required by the payor on the claim Improves and clarifies definition of “patient” that currently present registration difficulty More detailed “subscriber / patient” hierarchy changes –When a patient has a unique member ID (such as a HMO assigned ID number), they are considered a subscriber so specific patient responsibility information can be returned (i.e., dependents) Expect increased use of the transaction standard by payors and providers once covered entities migrate to 5010

21 21 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners Optimizing Reimbursement – PAS Eligibility Inquiry / Response 270 / Benefits Payor must allow and respond to alternate search options to reduce “member” not found responses Added support for 45 additional Patient Service types on the 270 Eligibility Request Nine (9) categories of benefit information must be reported on the 271 Eligibility Response Payor reporting will include co-insurance, co-payment and deductible, must also include patient responsibility Supports transition to ICD-10 reporting Medical necessity (diagnosis) information added Clarifies NPI Instructions –Always report NPI at the lowest level of specificity Allows for “Present on Admission” indicator for 837I (institutional claims) Significant changes will remove implementation obstacles

22 22 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners Optimizing Reimbursement – PAS Registration Process Improvement The matching of the patient’s date of birth (DOB) during the eligibility checking process will allow providers to store the matching information upfront in the process. Currently, lack of this information leads to phone calls, denied claims and appeals. Because this information may now be available in the initial communication with the payor, additional search options including member identification can be leveraged. The improved ability to match a patient to a payor should reduce the number of claims denied because of syntax problems with the name.

23 23 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners Optimizing Reimbursement – PAS Patient Access Re-engineering –Version 5010, particularly when combined with CORE, offers the provider the opportunity to re-engineer significant components of the revenue cycle. –Transactions that once seemed too challenging to implement should be reconsidered—especially due to their potential return on investment. –This particularly is the case with the real-time 270 / 271 eligibility transaction CORE – Administrative efficiency is the primary goal of the CORE initiative, and in a sense, CORE picks up where 5010 leaves off. (Committee on Operating Rules and Efficiency, Through voluntary rules for payors, clearinghouses and providers around the exchange of eligibility information, CORE vastly improves the usefulness of the 270 / 271 eligibility transaction between payor and provider. Integrating this real-time transaction with providers practice management / hospital information system has proved to be a significant cost saver for providers.

24 24 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners Optimizing Reimbursement – PAS Determine who needs to be trained and what content the training should include for Patient Access staff members Identify a 270 / 271 "super user" (i.e., subject matter expert) to champion recommended new processes and/or data entry requirements Identify staff to be trained on system changes after work-flows are established and procedures are set Work with IS to identify appropriate data capture process changes and with Training to develop materials that define procedures in writing to promote improvements Complete the PAS staff training Incorporate training into new employee orientation.

25 25 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners Optimizing Reimbursement – PFS Specifically for Patient Financial Services: Identify a proactive path for strategic implementation of HIPAA 5010 within Patient Financial Services (PFS) Identify deficiencies in the current HIPAA 4010 billing and collections process that can be improved under HIPAA 5010 for facility-specific trading partners (payors) Evaluate your ability to reduce administrative and processing costs by fully adopting the following HIPAA 5010 standardized formats: –276 / Claim Status Inquiry and Response –Medical Claims for Institutional (Form 837-I), Professional (Form 837-P), and Dental (Form 837-D) Services –Medical 835 – Remittance Advice Understand how the new standard transactions listed above can be utilized to streamline work flow through automation instead of current manual processes

26 26 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners Optimizing Reimbursement – PFS Evaluate your ability to reduce administrative and processing costs by fully adopting the following HIPAA 5010 standardized formats: 276 / Claim Status Inquiry and Response Subscriber and dependent data made more consistent –Subscriber info needed only when patient cannot be uniquely identified Added Pharmacy related data segments and the use of NCPDP Rejection Codes Improved inquiry tracking mechanisms and identifiers reported for transaction entities –Added Patient Control number Increased Claim Status segment repeat to >1 for more detailed status information –Allows payors to report more status codes and greater detail regarding the claim status Added more examples to clarify instructions

27 27 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners Optimizing Reimbursement – PFS Evaluate your ability to reduce administrative and processing costs by fully adopting the following HIPAA 5010 standardized formats: Medical Claims for Institutional (Form 837-I), Professional (Form 837-P), and Dental (Form 837-D) Services –Payor-specific provider ID’s which associate the provider with specific payors. Helps to improve claim adjudication efficiency. –Billing provider – clearly articulates the billing provider definition, and reduces the errors in payor-to-payor coordination of benefits Standardizes the creation of an 837 COB claim when the primary payor’s remittance information returned to the payor is not in 835 format (i.e., provides crosswalk for paper remit) Allows balancing a COB claim based on primary payor’s information Rules defined for calculating the primary payor’s allowed and approved amount. This results in the elimination of several amount segments Will improve the claims auto adjudication rate.

28 28 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners Optimizing Reimbursement – PFS Medical Claims for Institutional (Form 837-I), Professional (Form 837-P), and Dental (Form 837-D) Services –Standardizes the provider “type” definition for inpatient and outpatient visits based on the NUBC standards –Provides for “pay-to” provider name and address which helps in electronic processing of Medicaid subrogation of payors Will enable payor to clearly identify provider type on the 837 claim and thus perform better contract management in the benefit adjudication process and systems. –Provides for present-on-admission indicator related to each diagnosis code –Removed all data requirements which industry leaders expressed were obsolete. Example: date of similar illness. –Requires anesthesia services to be reported in minutes instead of units –Provides for increased number of diagnosis codes on claim (12)

29 29 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners Optimizing Reimbursement – Case Mgt Referral Certification and Authorization (also referred to as “Health Services Review Request and Reply”) –Adds segments for reporting key patient conditions that were missing under HIPAA 4010 –Adds / expands support for various business needs –Expands usage for authorizations beyond “yes” and/or “no” response Involve Patient Care Management in investigation of how 278 can be utilized to reduce telephone calls, FAXing, and denials!

30 30 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners Optimizing Reimbursement – PFS Evaluate your ability to reduce administrative and processing costs by fully adopting the following HIPAA 5010 standardized formats: Medical 835 – Remittance Advice In addition to previously mentioned, payment improvements: –New healthcare medical policy segment added to the 835: Reduces inquiries to payors Assists providers in locating published and encoded medical policies used in benefit determination –Coordination of benefits – clarification of when to use primary, secondary and tertiary claim status indicators –Medicaid subrogation –New data elements will provide ability for payors to allow direct billing by a Medicaid agency to other health plans –For the payor: May result in reduced administrative cost by introducing COB for Medicaid programs. Claim processing of Medicaid supporting products would become easy. –For the provider: Faster claim payment on Medicaid claims.

31 31 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners Optimizing Reimbursement – PFS Understand how the new standard transactions listed above can be utilized to streamline work flow through automation instead of current manual processes Strategic planning of the upgrade to HIPAA 5010 is a challenge! May want to consider the “Four A’s for Reaching 5010 Compliance:” Appreciate – the new standardized formats offer many PFS benefits! Analyze – Must investigate and understand YOUR systems and processes Adopt – You choose your organizational level of adoption: –Interface – Complies with mandate but fails to captureall significant business value –Function Centric – Adds the advantages of providing strategic business solutions to the core application system –Total Adoption – All encompassing, revamping both core system and interfaces to a granular utilization! Re-engineering! Apply – Dependent upon your adoption methodology

32 32 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners Optimizing Reimbursement – PFS Work with your trading partners (payors) to reduce reliance on individual companion guides for required claims processing requirements More discrete provision of data than variability of Know YOUR system capabilities – speak authoritatively with payors regarding what they request for claims submission and what you supply! Goal is consistency of required data elements for ALL payors. Remember – in addition to system changes, most efficiencies and cost savings will be through business process improvement!

33 33 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners Optimizing Reimbursement – PFS Determine who needs to be trained and what content the training should include for Patient Financial Services (PFS) staff members After you have determined changing data element requirements for the 837 claim, ensure both billing and collection staff members understand the added, deleted and/or changed form locators. Identify a 276 / 277, 837 and 835 "super user" (i.e., subject matter expert) to champion recommended new processes and/or data entry requirements Identify staff to be trained on system changes after work-flows are established and revised procedures are set Work with IS to identify appropriate data capture process changes and with Training to develop materials that define procedures in writing to promote improvements Complete the PFS staff training Incorporate training into new employee orientation.

34 34 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners Optimizing Reimbursement – PFS Version 5010 is here and must be implemented as the first step on the road to ICD-10 implementation. It is a critical component to true standardization and interoperability. Many of the flaws of the current 4010 version will be a thing of the past with the implementation of Version –The promise of administrative simplification and subsequent savings with HIPAA can be achieved if providers, vendor, payors and clearinghouses all work to take advantage of this standard and integrate it into systems and workflow rather than simply comply. As a provider, it is critical that Version 5010 be part of the strategic information systems and technology plan. Leaders should seize the opportunity to guide their organization through a successful implementation of the standardized formats for 2012 and beyond. The most successful provider organizations will be those that effectively orchestrate and leverage this combination of changes into a strategic healthcare information exchange plan.

35 35 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners Planning Your Next Steps For HIPAA 5010

36 36 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners The HIPAA 5010 project is a pre-requisite for the ICD-10 project –What 5010 DOES: Increases the field size for ICD codes from 5 bytes to 7 bytes Adds a one-digit version indicator to the ICD code to indicate version 9 vs.10 Increases the number of diagnosis codes allowed on a claim Includes some of the other data modifications in the standards adopted by Medicare FFS Optimizing Reimbursement

37 37 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners The HIPAA 5010 project is a pre-requisite for the ICD-10 project –What 5010 DOES NOT do: Does not add processing needed to use ICD-10 codes Does not add a crosswalk of ICD-9 to ICD-10 codes Does not require the use of ICD-10 codes The 5010 format allows ICD-9 and/or ICD-10 CM & PCS code set values in the transaction standard. The business rules for using ICD-10 code set values will be defined with the ICD-10 project. Optimizing Reimbursement

38 38 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners Critical Success Factors for Implementation Ensure the following takes place: Knowledge transfer / education provided to key leadership teams – this is not simply an IT project Enterprise-wide gap and impact analysis of 5010 “required” changes –Your trading partners may require varying data element changes! Fully integrated hospital or facility IT and other systems – interfaces Comprehensive internal and external communication plans Detailed contracts with other providers, payors and vendors with clear identification of timing, integration and conversion / translation applications Comprehensive modeling and integrated functional testing plan across the continuum of care specific to each facility

39 39 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners 5010 Implementation Plan Example

40 40 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners Phase 1: Organize the Implementation Effort Become familiar throughout the organization with the requirement to upgrade to the 5010 transaction standards Identify project manager Identify current version of EDI software being used to complete HIPAA transactions Identify and list current application systems used to complete and/or utilize data relative to HIPAA transactions Determine need for new hardware to support 5010 transactions (e.g., faster internet connection, more server storage, or greater memory) Identify key personnel to be involved in project plan Develop project meeting schedule Establish time tracking project codes

41 41 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners Phase 1: Organize the Implementation Effort Complete and submit initial ROM for project Determine and obtain agreement as to what IS documentation is required for this type of project Plan for office communication on project; establish mailing lists for project team and user community Begin preliminary budget (e.g., software upgrades, hardware upgrades, training)

42 42 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners Phase 2: Analyze Impact Identify data changes in 5010 transactions vs transactions Discuss with vendors and application owners about data reporting changes in the 5010 transactions that apply –Most changes are technical –Some may require the reporting of data differently Identify possible work flow changes needed to be made as a result of 5010 changes Determine if additional resources are needed to assist with implementing the 5010 transactions (e.g., identify needs for data reporting, identify workflow changes, implement additional transactions)

43 43 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners Phase 3: Vendor Collaboration Ask vendors if they will be upgrading system's version of software for the 5010 transactions Ask vendors if system and/or software will be able to generate both 4010 and 5010 transactions during the transition period with trading partners If system will not be able to generate and receive both 4010 and 5010 transactions, talk to vendors about the timing of upgrading to the 5010 transactions Ask vendors if the system and/or software upgrades will also support ICD-10, which is mandatory October 1, 2013 Ask vendors if there will be any charges for upgrading our system and/or software for the 5010 transactions

44 44 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners Phase 3: Vendor Collaboration If vendors will not be upgrading system at this time for ICD-10, ask if there will be charges for the upgrade when they complete it later Ask vendors for an estimated timeframe of when they will install upgrades Ask vendors for an estimated timeframe of when they will have the upgrades completed Confirm with vendors what is required to get in their queue to have the upgrades installed Contact system owners, identify changes required for 5010 implementation Determine if additional resources are needed to assist with vendor activities (e.g., sequencing installations, identifying software and hardware needs)

45 45 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners Phase 4: Develop Budget Prepare budget for implementation costs, including expenses for: -Systems changes -Software changes -New hardware -Staff training -Resource materials -Consulting services -Decreased productivity -Other considerations

46 46 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners Phase 5: System and Software Upgrades Installation of software upgrades by vendor (Remember, vendors will be coordinating implementations with all of their customers.) Update legacy systems as required to support 5010 transaction changes Remediation of 4010 maps to 5010 in EDI systems

47 47 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners Phase 6: Training Identify staff to be trained on system changes Identify a 5010 "super user" (i.e., subject matter expert) for Level 2 questions Work with training department to identify 5010 changes that require staff training Complete the training Incorporate training into new employee orientation

48 48 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners Phase 7: Internal Testing Conduct internal testing with vendors to ensure 5010 transactions can be generated within the system (This will serve as a "dry run" within internal walls to ensure systems are capable of creating the transactions.) Obtain certification of 5010 compliance from vendors

49 49 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners Phase 8: Trading Partner Contact Survey Trading Partners –Clearinghouses –Direct connect Ask trading partners when they will be ready to send and receive test 5010 transactions Determine when trading partners will be ready to send and receive "live" 5010 transactions –Convert to the 5010 transactions prior to January 1, 2012 with trading partners that are willing to convert

50 50 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners Phase 9: External Testing Conduct external testing with trading partners to ensure the 5010 transactions are sent and received properly –Review results from trading partners on testing –If applicable, work with vendors and system owners to correct any problems with creating 5010 transactions or 5010 data content

51 51 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners Phase 10: 5010 Implementation No later than January 1, 2012 Prior to the compliance deadline, notify senior management of a possible adverse impact to financials due to national implementation of a new set of HIPAA standards

52 52 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners Phase 11: Monitor Transactions Monitor submission and receipt of 5010 transactions to ensure they are working properly Monitor communications from trading partners for possible errors with transactions

53 53 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners Medicare started early – project work began in 2007 An analysis was performed comparing the ASC X A1 and 5010 versions of: Claim (837-I, 837-P, 837-I COB, 837-P COB) Remittance (835) Claim Status Inquiry/Response (276/277) Eligibility Inquiry/Response (270/271) Analysis comparing the NCPDP 5.1 and D.0 formats Analysis comparing the UB04 and 837-I COB claim Analysis comparing the CMS-1500 and the 837-P COB claim A side-by-side comparison of the 4010A1 and 5010 ASC X12 claim, remittance, claim status and eligibility inquiry/response versions as well as the NCPDP 5.1 to D.0 claim are available on the CMS web site: Optimizing Reimbursement

54 54 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners Getting Started -- –Purchase of Implementation Guides and access to Technical Questions X12: X12 portal: NCPDP (for D.0 and 3.0): –X12 Responses to Technical Comments –Other Request Changes to standards: CMS Website for industry wide information: Optimizing Reimbursement

55 55 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners References CMS National Provider Education Call –HIPAA Version oviderNationalConferenceCall pdfhttp://www.cms.hhs.gov/ElectronicBillingEDITrans/Downloads/1stPr oviderNationalConferenceCall pdf

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57 57 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners Agenda – ICD-10 HIPAA Electronic Administrative Transaction Standards Overview –HIPAA 5010 and ICD-10-CM = What does it mean for you? Careful definition of “your” data utilization / needs across the continuum of care Consideration of beneficial organizational transformational / tactical processes –Knowledge of individual performance on evidence-based clinical care protocols that can be translated to “cost” of care and plan to drive improvements –Reduction in current treatment costs – and ability to manage decline in future treatment costs for specific patient populations –Improved compliance with new or proposed payor requirements / contracts Plan for implementation of ICD-10 with necessary clinical outcomes capture, tracking and trending in mind –Quality of care PLUS documentation of quality of care measures that are communicable to front and back-end care givers and insurers –Increased capability for capturing healthcare needs of the populations served by “your” facility Planning Your Next Steps

58 58 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners Objectives Understand the medical, demographic, and insurer data requirements for varying HIPAA 5010 and ICD-10 users along a broader continuum of care. Determine and plan for improved data capture to support the development of evidenced based clinical care protocols that may be utilized to reduce cost and quality variation. Incorporate transformational and tactical strategies during the implementation of HIPPA 5010 and ICD-10 that will assist with identification and achievement of improved clinical case outcomes that accurately define costs; and, therefore, allow for improved contracting abilities to optimize payment. Ensure the newly implemented or revised systems will better document, summarize and report data to understand the underlying health needs of the populations you serve, which will be extremely important in any capitated reimbursement method. Understand the importance of structured payment methodologies for appropriate reimbursement of physician and hospital joint programs for chronic disease management.

59 59 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners ICD-10 Requirements Adoption of the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) for diagnosis coding for hospitals and the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Procedure Coding System (ICD-10- PCS) for inpatient hospital procedure coding. Use of electronic transaction code sets in the physical transmission of healthcare data. Replacement of the current ICD-9 versions developed nearly 30 years ago with ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS (ICD-10) Compliance date of October 1, 2013 Utilizing ICD-9-CM for diagnosis and procedure coding since 1979 has adversely affected U.S. healthcare by: –The inability of providers to effectively assign new codes describing rapidly changing medical treatments and technological improvements. –The increasing difficulty of providers to assign specific diagnoses and procedures that accurately describe healthcare services. –The resulting poor or no payment for services due to limitations of reimbursement models based on coding generalizations.

60 60 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners Timeline Implementation ICD-10 Continuum of Care = Strategy / Approach to various needs / Planning 5010 Testing ICD-10 Implementation / Training -ICD-10 Audits -Mapping Tools 5010 Deadline Testing ICD-10 Training Change Management Internal Service Management Transition Deadline for ICD-10

61 61 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners What is the Impact to Reimbursement? Here is what we know today: The ICD-10 version of MS-DRGs posted on the CMS Website replicates the ICD-9 version of the MS-DRGs (subject to change between now and 2013) –The posted version of ICD-10 version MS-DRGs is unlikely to cause a significant redistribution of payment across hospitals. –Once sufficient data code in ICD-10-CM/PCS becomes available, CMS will likely use the increased specificity of ICD-10-CM/PCS to enhance the MS-DRGs. –If providers are losing money in current MS-DRGs with ICD-9-CM coding and the lack of higher specificity / documentation, you will continue to lose money under ICD-10- CM/PCS. –Remember the RACs! payors are developing expertise, but remaining mute on proposed changes –payor market is very active and ahead of provider market in preparing for ICD-10- CM/PCS –This is an opportunity for providers – but knowledge of ICD-10 will be needed to offset payor knowledge in contracting.

62 62 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners Using ICD-10 as a Competitive Opportunity The Final Regulation (45CFR ) published January 16, 2009, identifies seven benefits that are anticipated to result from the transition to ICD-10: –More accurate payments for new procedures –Fewer rejected claims –Fewer improper claims –Better understanding of new procedures –Improved disease management –Better understanding of health conditions and healthcare outcomes –Harmonization of disease monitoring and reporting worldwide * Source: RAND Corporation, “The Costs and Benefits of Moving to the ICD-10 Code Sets.” March 2004 The RAND Corporation estimated the cost of implementing ICD-10 at $425M to $1.1B in one time costs with potential benefits to the industry of $7.7B over ten years. *

63 63 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners ICD-10 Readiness Assessment What—A high-level assessment to gather information about what operations, systems and processes need to be addressed and what resources need to be applied. Educational gaps, change management issues, IT readiness, planning needs, and critical success factors should be identified. Why—Enable organizations to begin critical planning and to gather and organize information in preparation for strategic decision making in correlation with ICD-10 implementation Who—The critical healthcare entity operational areas of this focused assessment include multi-disciplined clinical providers, information technology and management, and revenue cycle. Where—Performed throughout continuum of care within the reach of entity to identify gaps and propose solutions. When—Begin now, in 2010, to assess key areas of focus to develop plans and budgets for proper alignment of data requirements for current and future states.

64 64 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners Scope—Key Functional Areas Addressed Executive –Strategic imperatives –Executive sponsorship –Governance Clinical –Goal = improved data capture –Change management issues –Correlation of needs / results –Multi-user focus –Resource issues –Educational gaps Revenue Cycle –Identify operational areas –Understanding of change readiness –Process improvement –Resource / staffing needs –Training and/or retraining Information Technology –Impacted systems readiness –Resource issues Assessment

65 65 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners Organization-wide Impact Medium Impact to process and training Large impact to process and training IT Applications Clinical Business Process/ Patient Access Payment Posting Scheduling Patient Access ServicesCharge/Coding IntegrityPatient Financial Services Pre- Registration Financial Counseling Charge Capture Entry Coding Assignment Account Resolution Claims Processing Test Order “Optional” Clinical Doc. Clinical Intervention Scheduling Patient Accounting Registration Performance Measurement Pricing HIS (including CPOE) HIM Claims Clearinghouse Patient Accounting Case Management Utilization Management

66 66 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners HIPAA 5010 and ICD-10 Implementations Present an Opportunity to: Ensure End Result Value to Stakeholders! Patient Care – specificity in diagnoses and procedures, and allows for diagnosis-based decision support Operations – improvements in uniform data sets promotes advantages in business intelligence and clinical performance HIM / IT – granularity allows for greater standardization between clinical and administrative applications and quality reporting capabilities Patient Security / Interoperability – HIPAA 5010 and NCPDP implemented for fully leveraged ICD-10 Financial – Transparency in billing and collection methodologies, decreased diagnosis related denials, improved accuracy and specificity in both governmental and non-governmental payor contracts While acknowledging the regulatory change mandated with ICD-10 implementation, providers are asking, “How do I assess ICD-10’s impact and reduce implementation risk to the organization, while optimizing the long-term benefits from ICD-10 implementation?”

67 67 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners Why does the change to HIPAA 5010 and ICD-10 afford opportunities for healthcare entities? Our current focus is primarily on implementing electronic health records and defining their central role in healthcare reform – for “our” particular facility. However, the larger consideration should be about delivering an updated, multi-faceted chain of documents throughout the “continuum of care” -- –from the professional and/or facility clinical setting to the patient’s home and to varied additional facilities, clinicians and care givers with the ability to access and/or to document patient progress –which supports the patient through regular monitoring and feedback to all medical, administrative and payor parties who are involved with care. Healthcare reform requires: –Adopting different patient care methodologies to encourage people to live healthier lifestyles, to encourage patients to be proactive with their healthcare, and to take action to monitor and manage chronic conditions rather than letting these conditions take over their lives. –The ability to manage patients who are healthy as opposed to waiting until they are sick or have an exacerbation of a chronic illness will improve long-term outcomes and reduce cost of care.

68 68 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners HIPAA 5010 and ICD-10 Implementations Present an Opportunity to: Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) Demonstration High-Risk Medical Necessity Vulnerabilities for Inpatient Hospitals issued September 23, 2010 The inpatient hospital vulnerabilities listed... were denied because the services were not medically necessary for the setting billed. In many instances, the service / procedure was medically necessary but the services could have been performed in a less-intensive setting. Often, these denials occurred because the submitted medical documentation did not contain sufficient, accurate information to: –1) support the diagnosis, –2) justify the treatment/procedures, –3) document the course of care, –4) identify treatment/diagnostic test results, and –5) promote continuity of care among health care providers.

69 69 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners ICD-10 Continuum of Care Within the health care community Patient Provider (primary care, specialty provider, therapist, psychologist, psychiatrist) Acute Care Hospital –Inpatient care –Outpatient diagnostic testing –Outpatient therapeutic services –Emergent or Urgent evaluations / treatment Inpatient Rehab Hospital Home Health Agency Skilled Nursing Facility Long Term Care Facility External but Interested Parties payors and governmental quality evaluators

70 70 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners ICD-10 Implementation Presents an Opportunity to: Re-evaluate the organization’s strategic goals related to how it collects, maintains, and utilizes its clinical information and who along the continuum of care needs / should receive / can benefit from data. Examples: –Hip replacement patient’s progress notes available to an Inpatient Rehab facility owned by Acute Care hospital where the surgery was performed. –Physical therapy evaluation and notes available to the SNF jointly owned by the healthcare entity where patient was treated for initial stroke. –Laboratory test results performed in the ED this morning available to attending physician responsible for Observation care in the facility later in the afternoon. –Appropriate pre-order of back brace needed for surgery patient on the day of the procedure so patient can be ambulatory and discharged promptly. –Referring physician’s history and physical available to Wound Care Clinic physician planning skin graft.

71 71 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners ICD-10 Implementation Presents an Opportunity to: Evaluate various ICD-10 implementation strategies to be utilized within the organization for: Tactical – assuring operations are optimized for quality care and payment –Design implementation to take advantage of and maximize required AARA changes for optimum reimbursement. Adoption of administrative simplification requirements = HIPAA 5010 in “workable” and realistic patient care scenarios. –Referral / authorization for ordered outpatient services Data mining of recorded medical procedures, evaluations, progress notes, laboratory and imaging test results to prove clinical effectiveness! –Wound healing cycle reduced due to frequent dressing changes and application of ointment

72 72 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners ICD-10 Implementation Presents an Opportunity to: Evaluate various ICD-10 implementation strategies to be utilized within the organization for: Tactical – assuring operations are optimized for quality care and payment –Design implementation to take advantage of and maximize required AARA changes for optimum reimbursement. Proposal of quality measures for base, minimum and maximum shared savings payor contracts for chronic illnesses which includes preventive care –Fewer CHF exacerbations requiring inpatient stays based on weekly telephonic counseling / review of patient status / medication mgt. Accurate ICD-10 assignment based on fully compliant documentation that reports and summarizes underlying health needs of specific populations served by your healthcare entity

73 73 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners ICD-10 Implementation Presents an Opportunity to: Consider various ICD-10 implementation strategies to be utilized within the organization for: Transformation – opportunity to drive organizational change Clinical Outcomes Completeness of captured ICD-10 data may provide added benefits though –Increased level of specificity for clinical quality assurance, case costing and decision support reporting If implementation includes planning for capture and comparison data –Provides more relevant data for epidemiological, research and other secondary uses of data for health management –Allows for many more opportunities for clinical data comparison to improve service delivery and create system efficiencies / effectiveness

74 74 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners HIPAA 5010 and ICD-10 Implementation Present an Opportunity to: Consider various ICD-10 implementation strategies can be utilized within the organization for: Transformation – opportunity to drive organizational change Improve clinical data and patient information within EMR / EHR What does an appropriate blood administration physician order and progress note look like? What specific data elements must be recorded? Taking into consideration JCAHO requirements for documentation of quality care AND payor requirements for reimbursement, can the blood administration electronic form be improved, condensed, made easier to understand and user friendly to document, and revised to include patient response to care in the following weeks?

75 75 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners ICD-10 Implementation Presents an Opportunity to: Consider various ICD-10 implementation strategies to be utilized within the organization for: Blended – pragmatic approach using strategic tools to manage change on a selective basis –Search for opportunities for future investments that are truly strategic and provider differentiating Adoption of clinical management programs for structured payment methodologies for joint physician and hospital care –Look at surgery volumes and established clinics you may already have in place for follow-up care New interest in addressing / solving mental health conditions – pediatric behavioral issues or autism management Remaining interest in reducing costs for early onset diabetes, weight management, cardiovascular disease

76 76 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners HIPAA 5010 and ICD-10 Implementation Present an Opportunity to: Consider various ICD-10 implementation strategies to be utilized within the organization for: Blended – pragmatic approach using strategic tools to manage change on a selective basis –“Manage the Change!” There is no one-to-one crosswalk for HIPAA 5010 optimization of new formats or for ICD-9-CM diagnosis and procedure codes to ICD-10; requires new review of YOUR facility systems and processes; and patient payors / populations, treatment patterns, and outcomes assessment Our opportunity to improve understanding across organization –Review workflow processes in key areas such as PAS, HIM, PFS, Contract Compliance and Risk, Patient Care Management and Quality Management Silos within hospital operations result in lost data, poor communication, and higher costs Process improvement and training represent reduced costs and improved cash flow

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78 78 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners ICD-10 Implementation Presents an Opportunity to: Advance key strategic initiatives in a widely spread environment because the impact of changes will be significant. Examples: –Improve specialty offerings – Purchase or joint venture with physician practice to address orthopedic needs of more active Medicare population –Women’s Health Programs – Evaluations and history of treatments summarized under medical record tab readily available to physicians –Pharmacy formulary for therapeutic needs of patients – Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy treatments, findings, continuing professional evaluations, and care plans incorporated into electronic record –ESRD Clinic – Weekly dialysis results, current weight, and laboratory findings available for ED physician upon patient presentation for clogged catheter / port –Creation of “accountable care organizations” to meet newly defined provider / payor contractual arrangement for reimbursement

79 79 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners ICD-10 Implementation Presents an Opportunity to: Maximize “Forced” Opportunities Changes in coding classifications require that all reporting requirements be analyzed, validated and re-written with clear functionality –Data collection strategies, rules and underlying principles defined in current technology environment –Opportunity to review quality and usability of current reports and outputs –“Flow” of data and software functionality challenged to ensure maximum performance capabilities –Mapping and data reconciliation from / to various interfaced systems required –Vendor flexibility and functionality a priority

80 80 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners ICD-10 Implementation Presents an Opportunity to: Balance the level of change with the organization’s tolerance for risk, workload required in the context of other initiatives, and economic / cost factors. –Quality Measurement – Data availability to assess quality standards, patient safety goals, mandates and compliance –Public Health Reporting – Improved disease reporting and outbreak data / information –Clinical Research – Detailed data mining capabilities for increased analysis of diagnosis, treatment efficacy and prevention. –Organizational Monitoring and Performance – Enhanced ability to differentiate payment based on performance and to identify and resolve issues impacting patient care. –Reimbursement – More accurate claims, fewer denials and underpayments, more efficiency in the billing and reimbursement process, and the ability to differentiate reimbursement based on patient acuity, complexity and outcomes

81 81 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners ICD-10 Implementation Presents an Opportunity to: Interact with Health Care Plans (payors) Each health plan will undertake its own review of mappings against medical policy, claims edits, reimbursement methods, and provider contract to understand the impact to their business processes and systems. Additionally, health plans are considering the impact to their trading partners, especially providers. Accordingly, providers should be prepared to have collaborative discussions with their payors regarding the terms and conditions of their contracts. A key input to these discussions will be a deep understanding of the ICD- 10 code set and how it compares and maps to ICD-9. This will be important to keeping revenue and reimbursement flowing without aberration or issue. Changes in coding classifications require that all reporting requirements be analyzed, validated and re-written with clear functionality.

82 82 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners ICD-10 Implementation Presents an Opportunity to: Identify improvements in clinical documentation needed to drive the ability to meet payor reimbursement requirements Identify deficiencies Target areas for improvement –Segments of physician staff –Types of care / service provision Clarification of possible enhancements to reimbursement Better evidence of quality care outcomes to earn additional payment

83 83 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners ICD-10 Implementation Presents an Opportunity to: Consider system-wide improvements in general areas of: Staff job role definition, automated processes, and increased productivity Clinical and financial information analysis and reporting Updated documentation / coding education Operational and workflow processes that overlap within the Revenue Cycle and that require clinical reporting and/or data capture Targeted areas for improvement –Physicians – both employed and private –Hospitalist inpatient care –Top five types of specialty care or services provided Investigation, discussion, development of possible enhancements to reimbursement Clear and reportable evidence of quality care outcomes to earn additional payment

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85 85 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners Implementation Challenges Budget Time and breadth of review needed Inventorying All Systems and Databases That Utilize HIPAA 5010 and ICD-9 Codes Today Upgrading systems to 5010 and reviewing processes / procedures Translations of new ICD-10 diagnoses and procedures, and Crosswalks to ICD-9 Staff and Physician Education Process / Workflow Changes Vendors –Determining vendor readiness –Assessing need for system upgrades –Evaluating costs associated with upgrades vs. customized system changes –Establishing timelines for system testing

86 86 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners Mapping Between Old and New Systems General Equivalence Maps (GEMs) between ICD-9-CM and ICD-10- CM/PCS have been developed GEMs do NOT equal crosswalks Reimbursement map added to CMS Website in 2009 –Intended for use by payors –Temporary mechanism –Allows claims processing by legacy systems –Allows for data collection for reimbursement changes Maps should NOT be used for coding medical records

87 87 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners Critical Success Factors for Implementation Ensure the following takes place: Knowledge transfer / education provided to key leadership teams – this is not simply an IT project Enterprise-wide gap and impact analysis of 5010 “required” changes –Your trading partners may require varying data element changes! Fully integrated hospital or facility IT and other systems – interfaces Comprehensive internal and external communication plans Detailed contracts with other providers, payors and vendors with clear identification of timing, integration and conversion / translation applications Comprehensive modeling and integrated functional testing plan across the continuum of care specific to each facility

88 88 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners Critical Success Factors for Implementation Knowledge transfer / education provided to key leadership teams – this is not simply an IT project Complete and accurate ICD-9 and ICD-10 codified data – everyone must understand the new documentation requirements Enterprise-wide gap and impact analysis Fully integrated IT and other systems Comprehensive internal and external communication plan Detailed contracts with other providers, payors and vendors with clear identification of timing, integration and conversion / translation applications Comprehensive modeling and integrated functional testing plan across the continuum of care

89 89 Proprietary and Confidential. © 2011 Xtend Healthcare, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners What Have You Completed with Your ICD-10 Planning and Transformation?  ICD-10 Steering Committee  Comprehensive Assessment Completed with Gaps Identified  IT systems inventory  Decision support  Case management  Utilization review  Managed care/payor contracts  Quality department  Functional areas that use ICD-9 codes that need translation  5010 Readiness  Educational needs within the organization  Documentation assessment  Claims Analysis to Identify Top Specialties Impacted the Most  Vendor Readiness  Testing schedule  Managed Care / payor Contract Readiness  Implemented Education Plan  Implemented Documentation Improvement Plan for ICD-10  CDI Program with I-10 concepts  Identified top specialties and education to physicians  Roadmap Completed for Implementation

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