ICD-10 preparations continue
Although the U.S. Senate voted recently to approve a bill that will delay the implementation of ICD-10 by at least a year, Yale New Haven Health System will continue to move forward with preparations for the new codes that will be used to indicate patient diagnoses, signs and symptoms and procedures.
Health Information Management (HIM) and Northeast Medical Group (NEMG) coders completed their training at the end of March. Also in March, training began for clinical staff who will use new ICD-10 codes.
Due to the federal implementation delay, HIM is evaluating the training schedule for non-clinical staff who use codes, including employees in Patient Access, Radiology and Billing, to ensure training occurs closer to the revised compliance deadline. Managers will provide training schedules to staff affected by the new codes.
Yale-New Haven Hospital is a nationally recognized, 1,541-bed, not-for-profit hospital serving as the primary teaching hospital for the Yale School of Medicine. Yale-New Haven was founded as the fourth voluntary hospital in the U.S. in 1826. Today, the hospital's two New Haven-based inpatient campuses include Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital, Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital and Smilow Cancer Hospital. YNHH has a combined medical staff of about 4,500 university and community physicians practicing in more than 100 specialties. YNHH's York Street campus and associated ambulatory sites are Magnet-designated by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.