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Most of the industry, including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), assumes that ICD-10-PCS will be used just for facility reporting of hospital inpatient procedures and will not affect the use of CPT. ICD-9-PCS also does not impact payment, but it does offer other advantages, and facilities should be aware of these. For example, facilities sometimes require ICD-9-PCS for data-collection purposes.

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Kim T. Charland, BA, RHIT, CCS

Kim Charland has over 30 years of experience in health information and revenue cycle management for hospitals and physicians. Kim has spent most of her career in product development related to healthcare consulting services, education, publishing, and software. She was responsible for the operations of a healthcare audit consulting division for many years and launched an Internet news and information platform, VBPmonitor, that focused on the transition to value-based payments. She was also the co-host of ICD10monitor’s weekly Internet news program, Talk-Ten-Tuesdays, for many years. Kim speaks nationally on topics such as quality and value-based payment initiatives, clinical documentation improvement (CDI), and documentation, coding, revenue cycle, and compliance-related issues. Kim is also the president of the New York Health Information Management Association.

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