Very soon, medical coding in the United States will change drastically. The International Classification of Diseases 10th Edition, ICD-10 will be implemented. The new Coding system has nearly 5 times the codes compared to the old ICD-9 set making it more descriptive and more accurate describing the inpatient procedures and diagnoses. The transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 will definitely require a significant system change throughout the industry and will also have an impact on the healthcare facilities.
This said, ICD-10 is not just a coding conversion but a wave of activities that needs to be taken care right from training, certification, software to delivery. Thus this requires a multi-dimensional strategy to ensure that the healthcare organizations are fully geared up to manage the change well. Promantra offers a wide range of ICD-10 services to assist client with all aspects of transition with an emphasis on stream-lining the current processes and at the same time maintaining the productivity.
ICD-9/ICD-10 Dual Coding Services: Promantra can provide you with skilled ICD-9 and ICD-10 coding professionals to supplement the staff requirements before during and after implementation to ensure there is not disruption in production and to avoid unbilled AR. This exercise of dual coding has been adopted by a large group of healthcare organizations to not only avoid future risks under ICD-10 but also existing risks under ICD-9.
ICD-10 Readiness Assessments: The time line for ICD-10 is getting shorter every day. The preparation of ICD-10 starts with and assessment of your organization's current situation including, number of existing resources, inter-connected systems within the organization, budgeting and training. Whether you are just getting started, or if you have already started looking at your transition plans, a clear strategy will always bring in a smooth transition.
ICD-10 Coding Services: Post implementation of ICD-10, the Healthcare industry will see a sea of change. One of the major challenge will be to find the resources and manpower required for ICD-10. As there is a significant leap in the code volume and the coding structure in ICD-10, the healthcare organization need to equip their coders with tool to maintain the productivity and accuracy. Contact Promantra today for all your ICD-10 transition needs.