Project REFRESH brought the deletion of many standards and elements of performance (EP), and you will see even more changes beginning in January. This column will also review the changes to the Evidence of Standards Compliance (ESC) corrective action plan for Requirements for Improvement (RFI) that must be submitted after a survey.
In May, we expect to see the release of the International Classification of Diseases, 11th Edition, for Mortality and Morbidity Statistics (ICD-11-MMS) by the World Health Organization. Work will then begin in the U.S. to adapt it for our clinical use as ICD-11-CM. Hopefully, with the benefit of foresight and lessons learned from the past, we will not reenact the pain we all had with the ICD-10-CM/PCS implementation.