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ICD-10 Deadline: October 1, 2014

 

Countdown to compliance has begun, with 215 days until the ICD10 deadline hits us here in the medical profession. 76, 000 codes are detailed in ICD-10, and the latest updates to EMR and EHR software are programmed to include them, as part of the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA).

There are multiple versions of ICD-10, each used for different purposes in the medical industry. With Integra IT Solutions, we present you with the facts, what you need to know, when you need to know it:

Diagnosis Codes: With ICD-10, the number of diagnosis codes rises from 14,500 to 69,700! You can’t afford to misdiagnose your patients, and with 55,200 more codes than previously categorized, this new coding regulation will change the way you diagnose patients.

Does Your Practice Need to Transition to ICD-1o? In short, yes. The ICD-10 regulations cover new coding that pertains to the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA). While other healthcare programs may code in different ways, the requirement for HIPAA registration that went into effect for all uninsured US citizens means that care providers must acknowledge and enact ICD-1o for their practices in order to maintain compliance.

What Steps Do You Need to Take to Comply? In order to understand the requirements for ICD-10 compliance, small practices should download the road map from this site provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  They also offer a Small Practice Guide to a Smooth Transition.

With the ICD-10 deadline mere months away, your practice can’t afford to delay. Upgrade to ICD-10 to comply with HIPAA requirements, and upgrade your EHR and EMR software in order to keep your practice 100% up-to-date. Integra IT Solutions of Las Vegas offers the best practice management solutions for your practice, and provides a wide array of IT services to help improve your business in a variety of ways. Upgrade your Healthcare IT Software, or sign up for our IT Services with Integra IT Solutions. Our New Flyer here outlines Integra IT Solutions’ ICD-10 implementation and software upgrade programs. For more information, visit www.iitlv.com or call (702) 505-9418.