|[November 14, 2012]
New Release of 3M Code Translation Tool Simplifies ICD-10 Conversion for Hospitals and Payers
SALT LAKE CITY --(Business Wire)--
3M (News - Alert) Health Information Systems has released a new version of the 3M
ICD-10 Code Translation Tool (3M CTT) with productivity enhancements,
new code mapping features, and an ICD-10 financial impact analysis
module to analyze expected reimbursement under ICD-10, the new national
coding standard scheduled to be implemented in October 2014. By
automating much of the ICD-10 code translation process, the updated tool
can help healthcare organizations substantially reduce costs and save
time when converting ICD-9-based systems, applications, and reports into
the language of ICD-10.
The new release of 3M
CTT allows users to extract codes from a variety of documents, find
codes via word search, and use a wizard-based interface for step-by-step
code translation. A 3M-proprietary analyzer identifies complex coding
relationships and provides viable code alternatives to consider during
the conversion process. New software features also make it possible to
create customized code mappings-ICD-9 to ICD-10 and ICD-10 to ICD-9-for
specific clinical and business needs.
3M CTT is integrated with the 3M
Healthcare Data Dictionary (3M HDD), a controlled medical vocabulary
server, which makes it possible to store 3M CTT customized ICD-9 and
ICD-10 mappings, and leverage the industry-standard vocabularies of the
3M HDD to query the maps for ICD-10 data conversion.
"ICD-9 codes are in departmental systems, clinical documentation,
reimbursement contracts, super bills, edical necessity policies, and
even paper reports and forms-and all have to be translated to ICD-10,"
said Hank Kwan, Clinical Terminology Business Director for 3M Health
Information Systems. "The new release of our ICD-10 Code Translation
Tool is designed to streamline the conversion process so healthcare
facilities can focus time and resources on other important aspects of
their ICD-10 transition."
3M CTT is being used for ICD-10 conversion at multi-facility health
systems, standalone community hospitals, and payer organizations. The
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has also licensed the
software for use by its Fiscal Intermediaries (FIs), Medicare
Administrative Contractors (MACs) and carriers to promote accurate and
consistent translations from ICD-9 to ICD-10 in all of their CMS systems.
The enhanced 3M ICD-10 Code Translation Tool is part of 3M's complete
solution for ICD-10 transition planning, which also includes ICD-10
consulting services for clinical documentation improvement and the 3M
ICD-10 Education Program, a comprehensive web-based curriculum that
prepares hospital staff for the challenge of ICD-10 coding and
documentation. In addition, 3M's marketing-leading Coding
and Reimbursement System has been enhanced with unique functionality
that allows coding in both ICD-9 and ICD-10 simultaneously for training
purposes.�Hospitals are able to code in ICD-10 without impacting their
billing process, and collect ICD-10 data while coding in ICD-9 to
analyze the financial and productivity impact.
3M Health Information Systems is an international leader in ICD-10
classification with more than 15 years experience in developing and
maintaining ICD-10 products and services around the world. In the United
States, under contract with CMS, 3M developed the ICD-10 Procedure
Coding System (PCS) and the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMs), and
produced the initial conversion of MS-DRGs to ICD-10.
Learn more about the 3M ICD-10 Code Translation Tool in a recorded
webinar, "New 3M Tools for ICD-10 Translation and Financial Impact
Analysis." More information about 3M ICD-10 products and services is
available at www.3mhis.com/icd10
or by calling 800-367-2447.
About 3M Health Information Systems
Best known for its
market-leading coding system and ICD-10 expertise, 3M Health Information
Systems delivers innovative software and consulting services designed to
raise the bar for clinical documentation improvement, computer-assisted
coding, performance monitoring, and quality outcomes reporting. 3M's
robust healthcare data dictionary and terminology services support data
interoperability and the expansion and accuracy of the electronic health
record. With nearly 30 years of healthcare industry experience and the
know-how of more than 100 credentialed 3M coding experts, 3M is the
go-to choice for more than 5,000 hospitals worldwide that want to
improve quality and financial performance. www.3Mhis.com
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