Medical Practice Assessment, Medical Practice Management
Mar 06

Revising office charge ticket for ICD-10 transition

Really good advice from Dr. Dreama Kelly-Sloan (http://www.drsloankelly.com/default.aspx):

When redesigning your superbill you want to take a 3 step approach:

  1. Locate your most commonly billed ICD-9 codes: Knowing those ICD-9 codes that you bill the most goes a long way to helping you decide which codes should go on the new superbill for ICD-10. This information is critical to ensuring the appropriate codes are included on the updated superbill.
  2. Convert those ICD-9 codes into ICD-10 codes: There are several tools on the market some that have costs associated with them and others that are FREE! My favorite tool to use for converting ICD-9 codes to ICD-10 codes is www.icd10data.com. It is absolutely FREE! Not only can you use it for converting your codes – it is also an awesome coding tool!
  3. Conduct a documentation audit: This is not a regular evaluation and management documentation audit. It is an audit to assess if current documentation standards support the new ICD-10 codes that will be used. I will be writing another newsletter about this in the coming weeks.

I know this sounds like a tedious task but with planning it can be a walk in the part. I found two amazing resources HERE from BCBS and you can find this awesome sample superbill HERE — it may not fit for your specialty but I am sure you will get some great ideas from it.

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