March 23, 2011 in Medical (E)
[prMac.com] Lawrenceville, New Jersey - In ICD-10 there are approximately 69,000 codes, compared to the current ICD-9 system which has only ~10,000 codes. This explosion of medical codes offers greater detail in medical coding, but will prove to difficult for Medical Billing organizations and professionals to accommodate.
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has mandated the replacement of the ICD-9-CM code sets used by medical coders and billers to report health care diagnoses and procedures with ICD-10 code sets, effective Oct. 1, 2013. "ICD-10 implementation will radically change the way coding is currently done and will require very significant effort to implement." - American Academy of Professional Coders
iPad and iPhone applications from Black Knight Labs help make this transition easier by providing handy pocket references to the complete set of ICD-10 codes.
Features enable users to browse all ICD-10 codes by category, or search by code description, and review coding notes. Future versions of the applications will also include crosswalks (also known as General Equivalent Mapping) which will enable users to navigate from ICD-9 codes to their ICD-10 equivalents.
* Search codes by description
* Browse codes by Chapter, Section, and Code groups
* ICD-10 Inclusion/Exclusion/Usage notes (iPad edition)
* Clean and simple interface
* iOS Version 3.2 or higher
* iPad, iPhone, or iPod
* 6 MB Hard Drive space
According to the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services, "ICD-10 codes must be used on all HIPAA transactions, including outpatient claims with dates of service, and inpatient claims with dates of discharge on and after October 1, 2013. Otherwise, your claims and other transactions may be rejected, and you will need to resubmit them with the ICD-10 codes. This could result in delays and may impact your reimbursements, so it is important to start now to prepare for the changeover to ICD-10 codes."
Located in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, Black Knight Labs was founded in 2009 by Nigel DeFreitas. The company provides Mobile applications for the iPhone, iPad and iPod devices. All Material and Software (C) 2009-2011 Black Knight Labs / All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPad, the iPad logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.