Worried about learning the ICD-10 code set? We’re here to help, with the new HealthFusion Daily ICD-10 Quiz!

It’s vital for practices and medical billers to learn the new ICD-10 codes, as incorrect coding will affect productivity and will result in denials and a drop in revenue. Oct. 1, 2014, remains the deadline for ICD-10 conversion, and experts advise that a delay is unlikely.

daily icd-10 quiz code exampleTo prepare for this important transition, we recommend you plan and implement a complete training program for your practice staff – but we want to help. So from now through Oct. 1, we’ll be offering a quiz on one diagnosis daily, Monday through Friday. You can start your day with a quick look at how ICD-10 differs from ICD-9, complete with help from our ICD-10 Look-up Tool.

Here’s a sample of what you’ll find there:

ICD-10 Daily Quiz

ICD-10-Quiz-logoDiagnosis: Laceration with Foreign Body, Unspecified Foot, Initial Encounter

The correct ICD-10 coding is:

  1. 8921
  2. S91.322A
  3. S91.329A
  4. None of the above

Answer: C, S91.329A. A is the ICD-9 code, of course, and B is the ICD-10 code for Laceration with Foreign Body, Left Foot, Initial Encounter. Remember that an ICD-10 code will always start with a letter.

How did you do?

If you coded correctly, congratulations! You are clearly on your way to being an ICD-10 wiz. Keep practicing and learning so you’ll be ready on Oct. 1.

If you didn’t select the correct code, you just need more practice — and that’s what the quiz is for. Visit every day and test your skills, and soon you’ll understand the structure of the new code set.

Try our Daily ICD-10 Quiz now »

You can find more help with how ICD-10 is structured and information on General Equivalence Mapping and a discussion of why U.S. healthcare is making the transition to ICD-10 on our informational site, ICD10codesearch.com.

Also, be sure to have some fun with ICD-10 coding by entering our “Funniest ICD-10 Code Contest.” The funniest code each month will receive a $10 Starbucks gift card, a copy of Struck by Orca, a funny, illustrated look at the humor of ICD-10—and of course, the admiration and respect of thousands of medical staff.

Our first winner of the contest, for the month of February, was:
“W59.22XD – Struck by a turtle, subsequent encounter,” submitted by Thomas K.

Be sure to submit your entry for the March contest—there are plenty more funny ICD-10 codes out there! Submit your entry by March 21 on our Funniest ICD-10 Code Contest page.

Finally, remember that our MediTouch EHR software is ICD-10 ready now — one of the few EHRs that is already loaded with the code set and that allows side-by-side ICD-9 and ICD-10 coding. Find out more about how MediTouch will help you be prepared for ICD-10 by visiting our ICD-10 Resource Center, or request a free demo now.