Project Abstract Small Rural Hospital Improvement Grant Program (SHIP) Indiana Department of Health 2 N. Meridian Street, 6th Floor, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 Ann Alley, Project Director 317-233-7452 (direct line) 317-233-7761 (fax) email@example.com https://www.in.gov/health/cdpc/office-of-primary-care/health-professional-shortage-area-designations/indiana-state-office-of-rural-health-programs/ HRSA-23-033 Indiana has 44 hospitals who are eligible to participate in the Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP). Thirty-five of these hospitals are Critical Access Hospitals. The Indiana State Office of Rural Health (InSORH)/SHIP Coordinator are housed within Indiana Department of Health. The InSORH and SHIP Coordinator are staffed by the same staff member. In compliance with Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) guidelines, the SHIP program will focus on the training programs; ICD-11 readiness and incorporating Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) within not only ICD-11 but overall training of Z-codes. The training activities supported by the InSORH and selected contracted training entities will provide technical assistance in the areas of but not limited to; lessons learned from ICD-10, implementation process improvement, identification of impacted internal systems, billing, and coding, focus on social determinant of health through Z code identification, consortium networking, and documentation. Administration will be performed through the InSORH by the State Project Team. Its members consist of InSORH Manager/SHIP Coordinator, Assistant Program Coordinator, Contracts and Grants Manager, and the Program Director. The World Health Organization (WHO) has accepted and adopted ICD-11 but is not yet for use by the United States. The anticipated ICD-11 roll-out will be in the upcoming in the next few years. HRSA has made the ICD-11 readiness a priority in the NOFO, HRSA-23-033, to allow ample time for this transition from ICD-10.
Healthcare providers had shared there was not enough time to prepare for the transition to ICD-10. This five-year grant period will hopefully allow ample time for readiness. The InSORH’s SHIP program for FY2023-2028 will be ICD-11 readiness incorporating the SDOH Z code identification within ICD-10 and ICD-11.