Top Five Free Tools for ICD-10 Transition

icd 10By Bill Bunker, Executive Vice President, SCI Solutions

The countdown to the ICD-10 transition on October 1st is ticking closer and physicians, practice staff, and healthcare IT vendors alike are gearing up for the big switch.

The goals of the new ICD-10 implementation is to improve payment accuracy, reduce rejected claims, and improve disease monitoring and management. The transition period is anticipated to have a few bumps, as practices will be familiarizing themselves with a new and vastly larger code set.

At Clarity Health, we recently launched ICD-10 codes alongside ICD-9 codes to help our customers transition at their own speed, as payer requirements may vary.

To help prepare, we compiled a list of our favorite free ICD-10 resources for physicians and practice staff:

  1. ICD-10 Top FAQs: The American Health Information Management Association offers a quick Q&A to answer your top questions.
  2. ICD-10 Code Structure Basics: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid breakdown the meaning behind ICD-10’s seven digits.
  3. ICD-10 Provider Readiness Checklist: United Healthcare offers an easy-to-use provider checklist on steps you can take to prepare.
  4. ICD-10 Crosswalk Tool: Again, United Healthcare offers another useful tool that translates ICD-9 to ICD-10 codes and reverse.
  5. Most Absurd ICD-10 Codes: Take a breather from the ICD-10 stress and have a laugh at Healthcare Dive’s list of most ridiculous codes!

What is your practice doing to prepare? Do you have favorite tools to add to this list? Share your comments below.

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