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Transitioning to ICD-10

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Implications of ICD-10 for Your Medical Practice

ICD-10 coding will be a reality this October, but ICD-10 requirements are already impacting provider organizations, as the implementation planning for the transition is well under way. Since the new ICD-10 code set allows for more than 68,000 separate diagnosis codes, both clinical software systems and practice management software functionality must be addressed and updated to accommodate the transition to ICD-10.

Precision does not recommend submitting paper superbills for claims that contain handwritten diagnoses or with ICD-9 codes, as it will be nearly impossible to translate these superbills to ICD-10 effectively without documentation.  The development of electronic superbill functionality will be daunting, but necessary.  It is likely that many payers will have system-related issues during the ICD-10 transition.  Provider education will be necessary to properly navigate these changes and maintain coding accuracy.

It will be imperative to be prepared for and then effectively manage these transitional issues in order to minimize disruption to the revenue cycle process.  Please contact Renae Eichholz at reichholz@precisionpractice.com to discuss software system and workflow issues that may affect your practice or if your practice plans on submitting paper superbills without ICD-10 codes.

 

How Precision Can Help Your Practice Transition to ICD-10

Precision is highly experienced in revenue cycle management and understands the implications of the upcoming ICD-10 changes. Precision is likewise experienced in software programming, data management and software system formatting, on multiple software platforms, all of which will be useful in optimizing revenue cycle results for Precision’s clients that engage Precision to provide ICD-10 transition support.

 

Precision's ICD-10 Transition Services

Please find below Precision’s service offerings to help you transition effectively to ICD-10. Precision is offering a suite of educational and technological services that will put you in the best possible position to succeed in the ICD-10 environment.

Please let us know how we can help you as you prepare for the transition to ICD-10.

Precision is proud to partner with VitalWare and DecisionHealth to offer innovative and effective ICD-10 solutions:

 

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Precision is partnering with VitalWare to deliver iDocuMint™, powered by ICD Sherpa™, which is designed for quick and efficient documentation in an electronic "superbill" format. For additional information on this productivity enhacement tool, click here.

 

Decision Health

 

Precision is partnering with DecisionHealth to provide ICD-10 courses and educational materials that you can use to train yourself or your office's medical billing professionals.  For further details on course offerings and pricing, click here.

 

To learn more about Precision’s ICD-10 service offerings, contact Patty Henrich at (919) 256-1674 or phenrich@precisionpractice.com.

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Watch Our Webinar For an In-Depth Look at Best Practices as You Transition to ICD-10

 

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Download Precision's ICD-10 Resource List.

Download our ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Inventory.