Indian Health Service The Federal Health Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives
Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS) Updates
The RPMS will require updates to many modules in order to make the change from ICD-9 to ICD-10. Since the mapping of provider-entered diagnoses to ICD-10 codes will happen in the background, there is expected to be little disruption for the providers. On October 1, 2015, the codes on bills will change from ICD-9 to ICD-10. The change will be felt most by coders and billers. Queries to providers may increase if clinical documentation does not support the granularity required of ICD-10; however, it is expected that the SNOMED CT™ codes that the providers use in the Certified 2014 Electronic Health Record along with the "Map Advice" for coders will help ease the transition to ICD-10.
The timely installation of RPMS patches and version releases is critical to the implementation of ICD-10. Begin today to ensure that RPMS servers are up-to-date with the latest patches found on the RPMS Web site [PDF].
The entire complement of patches necessary for the Certified 2014 EHR are a prerequisite for ICD-10. The Meaningful Use Web site lists the patches.
A presentation prepared by Jeanette Kompkoff, Acting RPMS Investment Manager, outlines the RPMS patches, steps sites can take to prepare and offer suggestions for a smooth transition for both Meaningful Use Stage 2 and ICD-10.