Health information organizations in four states are the founding members of a new collaborative initiative to exchange information about best practices in preparation for conversion to ICD-10
diagnostic and procedural codes.
The creation of the WEDI ICD-10 State Collaborative Initiative
was announced last week in Las Vegas during the annual national conference of the not-for-profit Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange.
The founding organizations are the California ICD-10 Collaborative, Massachusetts Health Data Consortium, Minnesota ICD-10 Collaborative, NCHICA and Wisconsin ICD-10 Collaborative.
ICD-10 interest groups in other states can participate in the inter-state group, which will convene its first meeting July 22 at the WEDI “implementation excellence forum” on ICD-10 and the federally mandated health plan identifier July 22 in Fairfax, Va.
HHS has mandated that hospitals, office-based physicians, claims clearinghouses, health plans and other covered entities under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
begin using ICD-10 by Oct. 1, 2014. Follow Joseph Conn on Twitter: @MHJConn