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ICD-Codes and Deadline – ICD-10 Ready EHR

With MediTouch there’s no need to fear the ICD-10 deadline – our system is already ICD-10 ready.

The ICD-9 to ICD-10 Crosswalk made Easy

Even with a one year delay, the October 1, 2015, deadline for the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 is worrying many practitioners, practice administrators and medical billers, and with good reason: The change is a significant one, with an increase from 13,000 ICD-9 codes to 68,000 ICD-10-CM codes.

The good news is that HealthFusion not only completed our preparations for ICD-10 in 2013, but that we’ve designed our system to make the conversion as smooth for you as possible. MediTouch is fully ICD-10 ready, with all ICD codes pre-programmed into our database – and of course we will continue to support ICD-9 until the very last payer has migrated to ICD-10 exclusively. Plus, as a certified 2014 Stage 2 EHR, MediTouch is also SNOMED ready.

With HealthFusion, you won’t have to lie awake nights worrying about whether your medical office software will be ready for the ICD-10 deadline, because it already is.

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Side-by-side ICD-9 and ICD-10 coding – available now

In MediTouch, you will find side-by-side buttons for ICD-9 and ICD-10 coding, allowing you to easily see both codes for each diagnosis. You can use this tool to integrate training on the new code set into your every day practice, so that you become familiar with the ICD-10 codes you need before the deadline. And both options will be available well after the 2015 deadline, so that you can submit claims for encounters before the deadline using ICD-9 codes.

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MediTouch provides side-by-side buttons for fast ICD-9 and ICD-10 conversions.

Here’s how HealthFusion is helping you to transition to ICD-10:

We didn’t stop with updating our EHR and practice management software. To help make your conversion as easy as possible, we also:
  • Created an ICD-10 mapping tool which will allow you to translate ICD-9 codes into ICD-10 codes and vice versa.
  • Provided you with informative resources on implementation, training, and coding.
  • Offer useful articles on ICD-10 on our blog, and will continue to publish new information on how to make the transition monthly.

There’s no need to fear ICD-10 if you’re using MediTouch

ICD-10 brings with it a lot of benefits – improved quality measurement, reduced errors in diagnosis coding, improved tracking and response to public health issues, and much more. But it also requires a lot from both you and your vendors. We’ve prepared for the transition, and we’re ready to help you with your preparations as well.

Resources for preparing your practice

Learn more about ICD-10 and how your practice should prepare:

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