Converting Common ICD-9 Codes to New ICD-10 Options
Did you know there are nearly 70,000 diagnosis codes in the new ICD-10 coding set being released in October? That's nearly five times the number of codes health care professionals are currently using. The sooner you become familiar with common eye care codes the easier the transition will be.
If you're familiar with the coding changes, you know ICD-10 aims to increase specificity of diagnoses in order to improve patient care management. While new coding will indeed improve our ability to track patient health, it means both doctor and staff are tasked with the responsibility to learn and train within the new coding guidelines. Although you may not utilize a majority of the codes in eye care, there are still significant changes and additions that you need to become familiar with.
Practice Makes Perfect
As many professionals have suggested, the easiest way to train with the new coding is to research your most commonly used ICD-9 codes and learn the associated ICD-10 codes. Well, we've done some of the work for you. We pulled the most common ICD-9 codes from our database and translated them into ICD-10 in a quick, easy-to-use reference guide.
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Reference our quick coding guide to see more than 50 of the most commonly codes from our client database. Use this guide as a resource for doctor and staff to learn and train with the codes you're most likely to use on a daily basis.
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