Project Description

Even as a small rural critical care hospital in Havana, Illinois, Mason District is not out of the jurisdiction of the Affordable Care Act and the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA). Part of the overhaul of the medical provider system is the update to the ICD10 – these are the codes that all providers have to use when seeing patients. The new system adds about 55,000 codes – so imagine the sense of overwhelming doom from all those medical providers needing to learn them! To prepare for the October 2015 launch of the ICD10 we began a series of employee educational programs to ease the way. Our brand concept used humor with showcasing the most oddball of the new codes, to help put things in perspective for the staff.