After a one-year delay, the anticipated transition from ICD-9 healthcare diagnosis codes to ICD-10 codes has arrived. If your clinic or practice wasn’t quite ready, you’re likely feeling the effects.
Healthcare Information Services (HIS) is here to help your practice get back on track after the transition. We can provide the information and education you need to be more profitable and efficient.
The United States was the last industrialized nation with sophisticated healthcare to make the switch from ICD-9 to ICD-10 in October 2015. Bills must now contain ICD-10 diagnosis codes or your practice won't be reimbursed by insurance for covered procedures. Now that practices are using ICD-10, additional codes were added to various groupings to give more detail and room for growth that simply wasn’t possible with ICD-9.
ICD-10 increased the available diagnosis codes from 14,000 to nearly 68,000 available codes under ICD-9. The switch also enhanced the ability of medical providers to track patient data (medical conditions, inpatient procedures, etc.) and update the outdated terms used with previous system. However, this comes with a sacrifice of efficiency and a number of coding complexities.
If your practice is feeling the effects of a rocky shift to ICD-10, HIS is here to help. We have a team of 65 educated, experienced, certified, professional coders ready to help your practice transition to ICD-10, or get back on track if you weren’t as prepared as you thought. By outsourcing the management of your revenue cycle to HIS, you can rely on our expertise and experience knowing that your practice will maximize reimbursement, efficiency, and profitability. Our knowledge, backed by our unmatched levels of service can help make your practice successful.
Let HIS help your practice with the shift and aftermath of ICD-10 so you can attack the new codes with confidence and the ability to overcome hurdles with ease.