Regulations and Standards – Benefits and Challenges
In a paper (750-1,000 words), identify the benefits and challenges that health care will face with the transition from ICD 9 to ICD 10. Papers must address the following:
1) Clearly describe ICD-10 and the benefits it has over ICD-9.
2) Discuss the potential and real challenges this transition will face from hospitals, payers, and staff.
3) Examine and detail what other hospitals are doing now to prepare for the October 2013 implementation date.
4) Define how a terminology system such as SNOMED would interact with ICD-10.
Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.