Like all health systems across the United States, Banner Health is planning for a major organizational transition from ICD-9 (International Classification of Diseases) to the much more detailed ICD-10.
The deadline is Oct. 1, 2014.
A successful ICD-10 conversion is critical to Banner because without it, payments from providers could be interrupted. ICD-10, which offers more robust coding language, also will make it easier for providers to communicate with payers and other entities.
All Banner departments will be directly or indirectly affected by this federally required transition.
The number of diagnosis codes expands from 14,000 to 68,000 and procedure codes increases from 4,000 to nearly 87,000.
Education is mandatory for all BMG and BH employed providers. It is strongly recommended for other providers.
- Required sessions: Every provider must attend a general and specialty specific session. Each session is an hour long.
- General and specialty sessions calendar: On the calendar, a master tab lists facilities and dates; the date tabs list the times and room locations. The times with “Live Stream” listed next to them can be accessed from any computer using these links.
- Ustream link for training.
- Mandatory assessments: Every provider must complete an assessment after their general and specialty session to log attendance and to receive CMEs. List of specialty assessments
- Good Sam providers only: Good Sam will have one specialty session which will include some of the general overview information.
- Questions? Email us.