ICD-10 is the biggest change in standard healthcare coding systems in decades. ICD-10 will impact every system, process, and operation that uses a diagnosis code.
How can Ingenious Med help? One by Ingenious Med contains automated coding systems that translate the thousands of ICD-9 codes and descriptions to their ICD -10 counterparts. Advanced diagnosis search technology enables users find the most accurate and specific diagnosis easily and quickly using familiar clinical terminology. In addition to supporting both ICD-9 and ICD-10 through the transition, One by Ingenious Med offers crosswalk tools that allow patients to be converted bi-directionally. Ingenious Med’s system also allows bill editing in ICD-9 and 10 environments.
Why the change to ICD-10?
Over 25 countries already adopted ICD-10 to classify diseases and related health problems because of the many benefits it provides in the provision of patient care and collection of data. ICD-10 will also improve quality of care and its documentation. ICD-10 is specific enough to identify diagnoses and procedures that were not possible in ICD-9. The addition of codes to ICD-10 allow for reporting of increased specificity such as laterality, manifestation and healing, as well as providing a mechanism for reporting new diseases and treatments.
So, what is the difference between ICD-9 and ICD-10?
ICD-10 will add over 65,000 new codes that describe medical conditions and treatments. The most evident difference between the current ICD-9 codes and the new ICD-10 version include revisions to the structure of the codes themselves. The change in structure and increased number of codes allows for much greater specificity in the documentation of diagnoses, and it has many benefits, but that increase in the amount and the precision of codes will present a serious transition obstacle for healthcare providers. This makes tools like IM1 critical for any healthcare operation.