What’s New in Version 10.0?
ACG System Version 10 supports a wide range of World Health Organization (WHO) International Classification of Diseases adaptations including: ICD-9, ICD-10, ICD-9-CM, and the newly introduced ICD-10-CM scheduled to be implemented in the United States in 2013. Additionally, a variety of country-specific adaptations of ICD have been incorporated as well as the Read Coding system used in the United Kingdom and the International Classification of Primary Care (ICPC) developed by the World Organization of National Colleges and Academies (WONCA). In addition, this newest release includes a number of features aimed at making the ACG System easier to use and provides greater control over system components. Notable additions and enhancement include:
- Technical Improvements to Pharmacy Gaps Methodology including new variables (maximum gap size), unbundling of some commonly combined drugs, and making condition/drug class combinations available on clinical reports.
- Captures Drugs Administered in Physician’s Offices by incorporating Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes.
- A summary Coordination Risk Score that categorizes persons on their risk of coordination problems.
- Expansion of EDCs to include Sickle Cell Disease and Terminated Pregnancy.
- Improved Processing Efficiency to speed up the handling of large files. Enhancements include the ability to benefit from 64-bit operating systems.
- Additional Input Capabilities that include the ability to customize the medical services record layout to accommodate additional diagnoses as well as the ability to include a care management flag for persons actively in care management.
- Software Functionality Improvements that include the ability to save and re-use groups of report options, ability to export summary statistics, and the ability to more readily create extracts of the processed data, whether through Windows or batch processes.
- New All Age Concurrent and Predictive Models to conform to health systems that are accountable for lifetime care (available in the Spring of 2012).