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Sign AHIMA's Petition for a Patient Safety Identifier

The deadline is April 8 for comments on ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS code proposals presented at the March 9-10 ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance (C&M) Committee meeting and being considered for October 1, 2016, implementation.

E-mail comments on ICD-10-PCS proposals to ICDProcedureCodeRequest@cms.hhs.gov. E-mail comments on ICD-10-CM proposals to nchsicd10@cdc.gov. All ICD-10-PCS proposals are being considered for October 2016. See the ICD-10-CM C&M meeting materials to identify which diagnosis code proposals have been requested for October 2016 implementation. For all code proposals not involving a request for implementation this October, the comment due date is May 6.

You can get a list of new and revised ICD-10-PCS codes becoming effective October 1, 2016 (excluding code proposals presented at the March C&M meeting) at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services website. A list of ICD-10-CM codes effective October 1is expected to be posted on the National Center for Health Statistics website soon. The complete Addenda will be posted in June. The Journal of AHIMA website has more information about the meeting. Read More

Sign AHIMA's Petition for a Patient Safety Identifier

Search Health IT writes about how the safety of our health records is non-negotiable and how to solve interoperability challenges. Join healthcare professionals and consumers across the US in petitioning the White House to lift the ban on government participation in discussions that will lead to a voluntary patient safety identifier solution. Our goal is to collect 100,000 signatures in 30 days in order to get a response from the White House. Help spread the word among your colleagues, friends, and family, and learn more this Thursday, March 24, during the #MyHealthID Twitter chat, from noon-2 p.m. ET. Sign the Petition

Get the 'ICD-10 Next Steps Toolkit'

Now that you have made the switch to ICD-10, you can look for opportunities to analyze your progress. To help you find and address issues, the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services has released a toolkit, "ICD-10 Next Steps," which focuses on ways to track and improve progress. Read More