ICD 9 to 10 Convertor

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What is ICD-10?

ICD-10 is the 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD), a medical classification list by the World Health Organization (WHO). The transition to ICD-10 is required for everyone covered by the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA). Please note, the change to ICD-10 does not affect CPT coding for outpatient procedures and physician services.

Instant Health Care is fully committed to meet all applicable time frames for ICD-10 compliance. We will work closely with our clients to ensure their smooth transition to ICD-10.
please visit the CMS site: http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/coding/ICD10/



Why are we moving to ICD-10?

ICD-10 is a more advanced and robust system than ICD-9.The move to ICD-10 will increase the level of specificity available for research, public health, and other purposes.



How many codes are in ICD-10?

ICD-9-CM codes are very different than ICD-10-CM/PCS code sets: There are nearly 19 times as many procedure codes in ICD-10-PCS than in ICD-9-CM volume 3. There are nearly 5 times as many diagnosis codes in ICD-10-CM than in ICD-9-CM.Apr 1, 2014
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/icd/icd10cm_pcs_background.htm



What happens if I refuse to use ICD-10?

ICD-10 is federally mandated. If you do not file claims with ICD-10 codes, your claims will be rejected and you will not be paid. The only exceptions are Worker’s Compensation and Auto Liability claims, which may accept either ICD-9 or ICD-10.



Is my EHR be able to code this for me?

The EHR should have the codes in the system for you and may even help you select a code for a given situation, but will not instruct you on what else is needed to implement ICD-10 in your practice or the guidelines surrounding the codes.