Momentum is building as the healthcare industry presses forward with a number of mandates such as ICD-10 and CORE Operating Rules.

This infrastructure provides an essential foundation necessary for efficient exchange of administrative, financial and clinical information.


Data Exchange3


When we take a look at where we are today as a country and where we're going, this is our chance to say we've built infrastructure for health IT on the front lines; we've built infrastructure around information exchange.

Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc
National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
Source: FierceHealthIT

Implement validation and coding standards to support interoperability

Comply with mandates such as ICD-10 and CORE Operating Rules

Test internally to ensure benefits, then test externally to ensure preparedness and neutrality

Enable end-to-end visibility, ensuring compliance

Improve clinical documentation and train coders on ICD-10

Ensure system readiness to accept and process ICD-10 codes

Test externally with payers to ensure both preparedness and financial neutrality

Enable end-to-end visibility, ensuring compliance

Key Implementation Capabilities

Prepare for Mandate
Implement Mandate

Impact Assessment

Analyze risk associated with reimbursement and benefits.  Access processes, people and technology. Scope the effort and identify risks to be tracked. Run “what if” models.

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Manage Remediation

Initiate the project by cross-walking code sets, upgrading systems and addressing gaps in process, technology, training, rules for code validation and translation.

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Protocol Enablement

Create specifications, mapping and routing to receive new or changed messages. Rules for code validation and translation.

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Content Governance

Create policy and plans to manage data especially master data. Ensure process is compliant with the regulations and policy.

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Process Control

Create, orchestrate and modify processes, in the appropriate order, and develop controls to detect variances and ensure service levels.

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Internal/External Testing

Train staff and partners in policy and process. Adhere to change management processes. Test system. Report coverage.

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End to End Visibility

Implement last mile process and performance metrics including trend and error reporting. Ensure data is archived according to process controls and data governance.

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Administrative Simplification Maturity Model

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2. Health plans are mandated to comply with operating rules or else they face significant penalties
Source: CMS

1, 3. Healthcare data exchange continues to see double digit growth
Source: CAQH 2014 Index

4. Journal of AHIMA Source: AHIMA