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ICD-10 doesn’t have to be complicated

Health care providers across the clinical landscape are getting ready for the ICD-10 switchover. With a nearly fivefold increase from 20,000 codes to over 69,000 in ICD-10, you may not know where to start. That’s okay — the right EHR and billing partner will be able to help you through the transition.

“The ICD10 transition was seamless thanks to @PracticeFusion

— Practice Fusion Provider October 2, 2015

Using a cloud-based EHR and billing services gives you an edge

Medical professionals who use web-based EHRs and billing services will transition more easily during the changeover:

  • No software to download or install. Your EHR and billing software can be automatically updated for ICD-10.
  • No need to adjust your reimbursement practices. Your EHR and billing software will ensure your ICD-10 transactions are working smoothly well before the switchover.
  • Access your files from anywhere. Need to add a code to a chart? Access your files from anywhere you have an internet connection.*

*Specific to country limitations

Don’t risk your cash flow — use an EHR that’s ready for the transition

Many experts suggest that practices should expect a reduction in productivity and revenue of up to 50% for 3 months after the switchover to ICD-10.

It doesn’t have to be that way for your practice.

Practice Fusion is ready for the changeover. Here are just some of the ways our EHR will make ICD-10 easier.

Crosswalk at the point of care

Mappings from ICD-9 to ICD-10 are not one-to-one, and as the primary diagnosis entry point, Practice Fusion is here to help make charting with ICD-10 hassle-free.

You’ll be able to enter either ICD-9, SNOMED, or ICD-10 codes to return ICD-10 results — the more descriptive your clinical search terms, the quicker you’ll find the appropriate ICD-10 code. Your EHR will then walk you through the complete ICD-10 structure, gathering the necessary details to select the most clinically-relevant diagnoses and procedure codes.

Dual code until the switchover

Practice Fusion will offer dual coding, supporting both ICD-9 and ICD-10 to help you navigate this new system.

After October 1, 2015, you will continue to be able to search using common abbreviations and clinical terms to surface ICD-10 results.

We made superbills super easy

For those using our superbill, the connection between charting and superbills remains seamless. Codes from your charting or encounter diagnoses can be easily selected from your superbill, without the need to re-enter a diagnosis. Both ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes will display in your superbill for your convenience.

We’re testing your transactions so you don’t have to

All of Practice Fusion’s preferred billing partners should be ICD-10 ready, giving you peace of mind in an environment where a code can mean the difference between full reimbursement and a denied claim. Over the next few months, we will be beta testing with our partners and select practices to make sure that claims flow properly between our systems for hassle-free claim submissions.

Unlimited help and support when you need it

Our Phenomenal Support team is only a help ticket, live chat, or phone call away. We’ll also be hosting full training sessions and webinars with our in-house ICD-10 experts, plus providing step-by-step guides and recorded walkthroughs to help you through the transition.

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