Oct
6
2015

Bench and Bedside – September Digest

Bench and Bedside is a digest of the previous month’s stories about the clinical and academic activities of our physicians and scientists. We welcome your submissions and feedback. September 2 Pulmonary hypertension team hosts the painting party, proceeds benefit PHA Physicians and staff with Texas Children’s Pulmonary Hypertension Program hosted a tile painting party on Read More…

Sep
29
2015

ICD-10 debut: New coding system launches at Texas Children’s October 1

On Thursday, October 1, Texas Children’s will join other hospitals across the world and switch from ICD-9 to the expanded ICD-10 code sets to report patients’ diagnoses and procedures. The ICD-10 system will allow greater detail and precision in describing patient care and acuity. This increased level of detail will improve our clinical providers’ ability Read More…

Jul
21
2015

ICD-10: Let’s reach 100 percent educational compliance by September 1

In less than 72 days, the codes that health care organizations use to report medical diagnoses and inpatient procedures will become standard across the globe. The federally-mandated conversion from ICD-9 to the expanded ICD-10 coding system will be implemented on October 1. This universal system will help us gather more accurate data, make more informed Read More…

Apr
28
2015

Countdown to ICD-10: Deadline to meet educational requirements is September 1

On October 1, Texas Children’s will join other hospitals across the nation and switch from ICD-9 code sets to the expanded ICD-10 code sets to report patients’ diagnoses and procedures. For the first time in more than 30 years, this transition to ICD-10 will streamline the management of health care records to ensure even better Read More…

Apr
8
2014

New Law Delays ICD-10

On March 27, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to delay the implementation of the ICD-10 coding system for hospitals and providers – which was to replace the current ICD-9 coding system – by one year. Originally, all hospitals and providers were to have implemented ICD-10 by October 2014. The new deadline for implementing ICD-10 Read More…