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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF Sept. 25, 2015 | Archived Issues

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Grand Rounds

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Upcoming CME Conferences

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CME Newsletter - September 2015 (PDF)


Milestones

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Prepared for a Successful ICD-10 Transition Oct. 1

The Cedars-Sinai ICD-10 project team has been preparing for the new medical coding system for close to three years. Its work — training, testing, system upgrades, workflows, reporting — has positioned Cedars-Sinai to have a very successful transition on Oct. 1 with minimal operational disruption.

Many in the industry are uncertain of the effect that the transition will have on their organization. The Cedars-Sinai team is confident of its preparation efforts, but with less than 10 days to prepare, the team continues to urge anyone who feels they require assistance to email askicd10@cshs.org.

Go-live issues are not anticipated, but the project team plans to staff a command center in the days after the transition to ensure that any issues that may arise can be addressed quickly. Contact the command center at 310-423-6428, option 6, or askicd10@cshs.org.

The project team has taken the following steps to prepare for the transition:

  • Provide organizationwide education and awareness
  • Appoint an interdisciplinary steering committee and executive oversight
  • Develop an ICD-10 strategy, including comprehensive project management
  • Determine opportunities and gaps, and remediate
  • Partner with vendors to prepare the workforce and systems
  • Establish payer implementation and testing plan
  • Provide detailed training for employees, providers and medical staff members
  • Manage change

For detailed information surrounding CS-Link™ changes — including FAQs, job aids and an e-learning module — please visit CS-Link Central.

For general resources and project updates, visit the ICD-10 Watch page on the Intranet.

Previously in Medical Staff Pulse:

More Details About Oct. 1 Transition to ICD-10 (Aug. 28, 2015)

ICD-10 Readiness: Oct. 1 Change Is Coming Soon (July 31, 2015)