This is the big one! ICD-10 is upon us after much ado. Different practices are at different stages of their ICD-10 implementation. Below is my general guide for implementing ICD-10 into your practice prior to the October 1, 2015 deadline.
ICD-10 Implementation Plan – General Guide for Medisoft® Practices
- Acquire an ICD-10 compliant version of Medisoft®.
- Run the Diagnosis Report to identify the most used codes in the practice.
- Use the Code Mapping tool in Medisoft® to convert ICD-9 codes to ICD-10 codes.
- Start coding with ICD-10 codes
- If using an electronic health record make sure ICD-10 codes are being selected. Be sure to test out ALL templates.
- If using a paper superbill, modify it to only include ICD-10 diagnosis codes.
- If using Medisoft Mobile™, make sure ICD-10 codes are being selected.
- Verify that charges are entering Medisoft® with ICD-10 codes on them.
- Print paper claims and verify that they print with ICD-10 codes on them.
- Test ICD-10 codes with your clearinghouse.
- If you have a lab ordering interface, test some ICD-10 codes with your lab.
- Set the cutoff dates for your insurance carriers to be 10/1/2015 and your claims will continue to go out with ICD-9 codes on them if they have a service date before 10/1/2015. Continue coding with ICD-10 codes.
I offer the above list as a general guideline only. It is not intended to be, nor would it be reasonable, to attempt to make it exhaustive. Each practice is responsible to fully vet and research what specific needs they have in regard to their own ICD-10 implementation. Additional resources may be found at: http://www.medtechsys.net/icd-10/