On October 1, 2014, medical coding in United States health care settings will change from the current system, International Classification of Diseases, 9th Edition, Clinical Modification (ICD-9), to the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition, Clinical Modification/Procedure Coding System (ICD-10). The new, federally mandated version expands the number of codes from 24,000 to 155,000, making it more precise and descriptive and more accurately describing the diagnoses and inpatient procedures of care delivered.
The transition will require significant business and systems changes throughout the health care industry and will impact all processes and people from finance to compliance to doctors.
The transition to ICD-10 codes is not just a coding conversion, it is a change that impacts virtually all areas of the revenue cycle. HRAA’s unique approach to this business transition is multidimensional, providing organizations with a smooth and sustainable transition. HRAA offers “turn-key ICD-10 services” to assist clients with all aspects of the transition, with great emphasis on streamlined comprehensive training while maintaining productivity.
- ICD-9/ICD-10 Dual Audit
- Reserved Medical Coder Personnel
- Continuous Support