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Intelli-Med’s ICD-10 Compliance Roadmap

The International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Edition, or ICD-10 is a coding system that went into effect in the U.S. healthcare industry on Oct. 1, 2015. It is used to standardize codes for medical conditions and procedures. The ICD-10 codes have enabled more accurate medical billing by offering many more classification options compared to those found in its predecessor ICD-9.
For thousands of physicians and other clinicians in the United States, the change from ICD-9 to ICD-10 was a major concern demanding time, preparation, and a lengthy period of adjustment. Intelli-Med has proven to be an ideal ICD-10 compliance partner and remained fully committed in meeting all applicable time frames for ICD-10 compliance prior to October 2015.
We have worked closely with our clients to ensure their smooth transition to ICD-10. To find out more about ICD-10 and its latest updates, please visit the CMS site.

Features of Intelli-Med Medical Transcription Service

  • Wireless flexibility , 24-hour turnaround time.

  • Online accessibility , Digital transcribing.

  • Comprehensive customer support.

  • Complete patient and provider confidentiality.

  • Secure 24/7 access.

  • Customized transcriptions using practice templates and letterhead.

Impact across Healthcare Industry

The transition [1] of ICD-10 affects all those who use the healthcare information that involves a diagnosis and/orinpatient procedure code, including:

Benefits of ICD-10

In 1992, the World Health Organization (WHO) first introduced the ICD-10 code set, and it has become thediagnostic coding standard in developed countries outside the US. A few of the primary benefits of these codingstandards are listed below:

  • An increased ability to track diseases, through better specificity and detail.

  • Accurate reflections of current technology and medical treatment.

  • An increase in diagnosis codes makes it easier for physicians and coders to choose the right code; enhance coding accuracy and specificity to classify anatomic site, etiology, and severity.

  • Provide payers and program integrity contractors with opportunities for more effective detection and investigation of potential fraud or abuse.

  • Improvement in clinical, financial, and administrative performance.

Diagnosis Code Comparison

        

ICD-10 Transition - Challenges for Providers

  • Identifying the correct ICD-10 code.

  • Educating yourself on new coding standards and diagnosis recommendation.

  • Creating the documentation according to diagnosis.

  • Identifying the key metrics of your practice: turnaround time & monthly cash-flow.

  • Training your medical staff and coders.

  • Documenting and scanning of 8 to 10 pages super bill.

Possible Impacts

  • Increase in turnaround time.

  • Decrease in monthly cash flow.

  • Time and effort of documentation.

  • Disruption of clinical workflow.

  • Possible diversion from patient care.