ICD-10 replaces the current ICD-9 code set for all entities covered under HIPAA. A federal mandate requires the replacement to occur for all claims submitted for services rendered on October 1, 2015 and thereafter in Florida.
The new codes provide for more specificity and require drastic changes in the way that you code and document procedures and office visits in Florida. Failing to prepare for this transition can be financially catastrophic for your Florida practice.
The transition to the new codes is cumbersome. It is impossible to make the transition overnight. Now is the time to prepare. ICD-9 has 17,000 codes each with five positions. ICD-10 has 69,000 each with seven positions.
One of the biggest concerns for the transition process is that there is not always a “mapping” between the old and new codes; often there is no correlation between the ICD-9 code and the new ICD-10 code. Even in the instances where the codes seem to correlate, one code used in ICD-9 may now correspond to multiple ICD-10 codes. While there is some general equivalency mapping (GEM) systems and tools available, they generally fall far short of offering a complete correlation.
HIS employs more than 65 certified coders who are thoroughly educated on ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes and are prepared for transitioning to ICD-10 on October 1, 2015.
Let HIS get your practice positioned for successful transition too ICD-10
HIS Senior Director of Coding Compliance and Education, Lynn Anderanin is an industry leader and well respected educator. Lynn leads a team of expert coding educators that have your Florida practice prepared for the transition to ICD-10 and ready to hit the ground running on day 1.
* Practices in Florida that entrust HIS to manage their revenue cycle are provided ICD-10 Readiness training at no additional cost.