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3M ICD-10 Code Translation Software Converts EHR Custom Problem Lists

Monday, January 27, 2014

3M ICD-10 Code Translation Software Converts EHR Custom Problem Lists

09:00 EST Monday, January 27, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (Business Wire) -- Hospital organizations and physician practices can speed ICD-10 code conversion of electronic health record (EHR) systems with the latest release of the 3M Code Translation Tool (CTT). The enhanced ICD-10 code translation technology from 3M Health Information Systems can now be used to convert ICD-9-based custom problem lists into ICD-10 coded problem lists for import back into the EHR system. The new feature transforms time-consuming, manual translation work into an efficient three-step process that reduces costs and frees IT resources for other critical projects.

EHRs contain thousands of ICD-9 codes and each code requires ICD-10 remediation. “With the October 2014 ICD-10 implementation date fast approaching, provider organizations need a more efficient method for converting EHRs to the new code sets, especially provider-specific problem lists,” said Ray Terrill, senior vice president, 3M Health Information Systems. “The new release of the 3M CTT can save hospital IT departments needless hours of work and resources spent on code conversion and help keep the facility's ICD-10 transition on track.”

3M Health Information Systems will host a free webinar on Thursday, January 30 at 1 p.m. Eastern time to demonstrate how hospitals and physician practices can speed ICD-10 code conversion of their problem lists with the latest release of the 3M CTT. Visit the 3M CTT webinar registration page to sign up.

The new 3M CTT file translator streamlines the conversion of custom problem lists by taking exported ICD-9 coded files from a facility's EHR system and importing them into the 3M CTT. The tool incorporates data preservation algorithms to retain key identifiers. Next, the 3M CTT's translates the ICD-9 codes to ICD-10 and then generates a new problem list file which can be re-imported into the EHR system.

3M CTT is being used for ICD-10 conversion at multi-facility health systems, standalone community hospitals, and payer organizations. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has also licensed the software for use by its Fiscal Intermediaries (FIs), Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) and carriers to promote accurate and consistent translations from ICD-9 to ICD-10 in all of their CMS systems.

The enhanced 3M CTT is part of 3M's complete solution for ICD-10 transition planning, which also includes ICD-10 consulting services for clinical documentation improvement, a wide range of ICD-10 features and functionality in 3M's industry-leading Coding and Reimbursement System, and the 3M ICD-10 Education Program, a comprehensive web-based curriculum that prepares hospital staff for ICD-10 coding and documentation.

Learn more about 3M CTT and 3M's entire suite of ICD-10 consulting services and software at or by calling 800-367-2447.

About 3M Health Information Systems

Best known for its market-leading coding system and ICD-10 expertise, 3M Health Information Systems delivers innovative software and consulting services designed to raise the bar for clinical documentation improvement, computer-assisted coding, performance monitoring, and quality outcomes reporting. 3M's robust healthcare data dictionary and terminology services support data interoperability and the expansion and accuracy of the electronic health record. With 30 years of healthcare industry experience and the know-how of more than 100 credentialed 3M coding experts, 3M is the go-to choice for more than 5,000 hospitals worldwide that want to improve quality and financial performance. For more information, call 800-3672447, visit, or follow on Twitter @3MHISNews.

3M is a trademark of 3M Company.

Price Houns Associates
Mollie Houns, 952-920-6951
3M Public Relations
Mary Kokkinen, 651-733-8806

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