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ICD-10 Is Coming

A Message from CMS:
Picture of CMS Website Announces Arrival of ICD-10
October 1, 2014, Deadline Firm for ICD-10
As the dust from HIMSS13 settles, CMS would like to thank everyone who stopped by our booth to say hello and discuss the ICD-10 transition and the future of eHealth with us. In case you weren’t able to get to the booth, here are some of the highlights from the conference:
  • Acting CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner confirmed the October 1, 2014, ICD-10 deadline and encouraged everyone to work diligently toward a successful […]

What questions should be asked in an RFI or RFP

We’ve come across a lot of people who are in the process of putting together Requests for Proposals and Requests for Information.

Firstly, we are very much in favor of just giving something a try, that way you are making progress from day one.

If, however your situation requires such a process, we think that the questions you ask should focus on the things you really need rather than worrying about the field names and types involved.

Here’s a quick list of things I think should be asked:

  • Does the system allow secure access for:
      1. Individuals with Disabilities
      2. Families
      3. Direct Support Professionals
      4. Agency administrative staff and related service professionals
      5. State staff
      6. Consultants
      7. Analysts
    1. Is the system currently being used by:
      1. Individuals with Disabilities
      2. Families
      3. […]