April 27, 2020
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In This Issue
CDC Updates ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines For COVID-19
HIDI HealthStats Features Five Most- And Least-Healthy ZIP Codes
MHA’s Statewide PFAC Celebrates Patient Experience Week
HIDI Tech Connect
Staff Contact: Tim Bock
On April 1, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated the ICD-10-CM code set to include a new diagnosis code of U07.1, COVID-19, for coronavirus disease 2019. Correct coding for COVID-19 by medical records and the billing department is vital to the health care community. The Journal of AHIMA recently released an FAQ document, developed by AHIMA and the American Hospital Association, that provides additional information. In alignment with CDC guidance, HIDI requests that immediate and correct coding guidelines be adhered to and included in your data submissions.
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Staff Contact: Mat Reidhead
Location has a profound impact on health. The ability
to examine targeted health data for a specific county,
and the ZIP codes contained therein, enables health care
providers and other community stakeholders to identify
issues and take action to help create and sustain a healthier
Missouri. exploreMOhealth is designed to facilitate the
exploration of unique hyperlocal health data for a better
understanding of the factors influencing outcomes across
Missouri communities. HIDI HealthStats features the five most- and
least-healthy ZIP codes identified in the latest Missouri
ZIP Health Rankings. For more insight into the health
factors and health outcomes driving the results for these,
and all ZIP codes in Missouri, visit exploreMOhealth.org.
Questions, comments and feedback on the site or data are
welcome at exploreMOhealth@mhanet.com.
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Staff Contact: Alison Williams
MHA’s Statewide Patient Family Advisory Council is celebrating Patient Experience Week, April 27 through May 1. Initiated by The Beryl Institute, Patient Experience Week is an annual event to celebrate and honor health care staff who make a positive impact on the patient experience. Health care providers are at the heart of the patient and family experience – at no time more evident than now, as they have heroically stood up resources, support and exceptional care for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While celebrations may look different this year, health care organizations are encouraged to recognize their everyday heroes in safe, meaningful ways. For example, Children’s Mercy is sponsoring a “Notes of Encouragement” initiative, asking patients, families, and the community to submit notes of support and praise to health care workers. The notes are being read in huddles, forwarded to hospital executives, and also placed in staff break rooms.
This week also represents a time to consider how the patient experience can be further elevated. MHA’s Statewide PFAC has developed guidance, video blogs and tools to support these efforts.
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Patient experience is defined as the sum of all interactions shaped by an organization's culture, that influence patient perceptions across the continuum of care.
Source: The Beryl Institute