Learning the new coding rules and clinical documentation changes as soon as possible will help to avoid delays in reimbursement that could be caused by incorrect or insufficient coding on claims.
ICD-10 will require a more granular approach to documenting problems and assembling claims. These codes should be supported by the details that have been recorded in the clinical record.
If you are preparing for ICD-10 and using Amazing Charts 8.2, you're in luck!
Amazing Charts 8.2 makes it easy for you to practice, test and train for ICD-10 and is the only version that includes ICD-10 compatibility. Other features include:
- Patient diagnoses in clinical notes that automatically convert to ICD-10 using code mappings made available by the National Library of Medicine.
- When searching for diagnoses by ICD code, the results will be ordered by code.
- A new ICD-10 filter in Past Encounters allows you to filter through previous diagnoses.
- Searching for billing codes works the same from billing screens, except in ICD-10 mode you’re searching through ICD-10 codes.
- The organizations you belong to have likely let you know that in ICD-10, you’ll be coding for laterality, complications, initial visits, and more.
- The process of choosing more granular ICD-10 codes is called refining, and yellow codes in the problem list now signify codes that can be refined, and there is a new refining feature you can access.
- There is a new area on billing screens where you can toggle a bill and all its functions to ICD-9 or ICD-10.
- Added an educational menu link to Amazing Charts that users can visit to review version-specific educational information on our website.
- A new Spell Checker incorporating a clinical content medical dictionary is now integrated into the Most Recent Encounter, the Enlarge Textbox screen, and the Structured Family History screen. A custom dictionary is also supported!
- All users will have the ability to create a schedule for themselves, regardless of their level of access. This allows nursing assistants, secretaries, or any other staff member to have their own schedule.