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General

For the Week of March 23, 2015

Question:

Are there any specific requirements for electronic health records (EHRs) to get ready for ICD-10 implementation?

Answer:

EHRs will need to be compatible with ICD-10 in order to make the most of your health information technology (IT) investment. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recommends that the following questions be asked when purchasing or upgrading an EHR system:

  • Are your EHR products ICD-10 ready? If not, when will they be?
  • Can your products help me with the ICD-10 transition? For example, will the products suggest ICD-10 codes based on the clinical data I enter about specific patients?
  • Do your products map SNOMED-CT to ICD-10 codes to help connect clinical and administrative data?

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