Aug 06

3M Health Information Systems releases ICD-10 Code Translation Tool 3M Health Info Systems.

Integrating both of these applications helps institutions take immediate action to convert information systems, update procedures, and prepare for ICD-10 implementation, stated Ray Terrill, senior vice president for 3M Health Info Systems. Beginning the transition process now allows facilities to take strategic benefit of ICD-10’s potential for in-depth evaluation of disease patterns and treatment outcomes, accurate and streamlined reimbursement, and overall health care quality improvement initiatives. Related StoriesGenetic carrier screening: an interview with Don Hardison, CEO of Good Start GeneticsCancer analysis improvements in England: an interview with Lucy Elliss-BrookesSurgical startup seeks financing to build virtual reality training libraryThe 3M ICD-10 Code Translation Device helps convert ICD-9 based applications to ICD-10.In May 2009, the administration launched a high-level task force, the ongoing health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Group, which uses electronic claims data – – and the risk of federal prosecution – – to seek out illicit billing’ . CNN: ‘Charges include filing fraudulent claims for HIV/infusion providers, home healthcare, physical therapy and durable medical gear. The Medicare Fraud Strike Pressure is a joint effort by the Division of Justice and the Division of Health insurance and Human Services.