North Shore-LIJ forms unit to help providers with ICD-10
North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, Great Neck, N.Y., has created a new division called HealthForce to help other providers improve their coding in the runup to the ICD-10 rollout next year.
Officials with North Shore-LIJ said they created the unit to help fellow providers that may be struggling with current coding guidelines. As of Oct. 1, 2015, all providers and payers will have to use the ICD-10 coding system to bill claims. HealthForce will employ more than 100 certified coders.
Many hospital officials, physicians and coders have bemoaned the switch to ICD-10, arguing that changing the coding system requires major capital and manpower investment at a time when providers already are working on other technology projects such as meeting meaningful-use standards.