Presentation on theme: "What your EMR Vendor Should Provide in the ICD10 Transition Julie Lundberg March 27, 2014."— Presentation transcript:
What your EMR Vendor Should Provide in the ICD10 Transition Julie Lundberg March 27, 2014
2 “As an independent physician, Dr. Ragland must carefully devise strategies to keep her three-person practice afloat amid rising overhead, flat or dropping reimbursement rates, and new federal rules, many of them related to the health care law.”As an independent physician “If you don’t code properly, you don’t get paid.” “Some physicians may end up paying nearly three times more for ICD-10 implementation than had been predicted just five years ago, according to a new report from the American Medical Association.”three times more for ICD-10 implementation Small practices: up to $83,290 (2008), now up to $226,105 Medium practices: up to $285,195 (2008), now up to $824,735 Pressures Applied From Multiple Directions
Practice Management Software ICD-10 code library ICD9 & ICD10 Selectors in Charge Entry 837 electronic claim output in updated ICD10 compliant format
ICD10 Claims Testing Submit test claims to your clearinghouse with ICD10 codes If your vendor tests and passes with your current version, you may not need to go through this process!
EMR Software DxCPT screen accepting both ICD-9 and ICD-10 [system guides the user per the setting dates]: Here is an example of how other areas in the system will accept ICD-10. [Clinical Decision Support]
Transition Date Global: Knows the date of service and presents proper code set to biller and provider Payer Level Override: Set transition date at plan level to allow for those payers not ready on 10/1 May add setting to not respect payer override for doctor (so as to not distract away from new focus on ICD10)
Clinical Documentation Tools ICD10 requires greater specificity in documentation. What charting tools can help? Tags Voice Recognition Dictation Software Templates
ICD10 Code Selection Help! GEM: Generic Equivalent Mapping: Maps from ICD9 to ICD10 (and possibly even Snomed) PFT: Provider Friendly Terminology: Allows the clinician to say what he/she wants to say, then maps that to the proper ICD10 code NLP: Natural Language Processing: Index free text and map provider terms to proper codes Alert provider to need for greater specificity, present attributes (Encounter type, Severity Type, Laterality, FX healing) to guide selection of proper ICD10 code.