As of October 1, 2015, the ICD-9 code sets used to report medical diagnoses and inpatient procedures were officially retired in the United States and replaced by ICD-10. The transition to ICD-10 may be over, but many practices are still struggling to achieve full ICD-10 compliance. A temporary grace period, intended to prevent insurance companies from gratuitously rejecting ICD-10 claims due to specificity, has given some relief. However, that grace period ends on October 1, 2016. At that time, all healthcare providers will need to be proficient enough with ICD-10 to code with the highest levels of specificity.
Since the 2014 release of Nextech v11.3, our ICD-10 solution has included NexCode—a robust, intuitive, healthcare intelligent coding tool that is capable of giving any medical professional the power to quickly and easily build ICD-10 codes—based on system, location, and by answering a brief series of questions. This means Nextech users do not have to experience the stress that comes with navigating the 140,000 unique codes that come with ICD-10. NexCode quickly and easily assists users in building ICD-10 codes, even if they are still writing their EMNs in ICD-9. It also reduces the likelihood of rejected/denied insurance claims due to improper (or unspecific) use of ICD-10 codes, thus minimizing any financial impacts.
NexCode is a simple, user-friendly, and healthcare intelligent solution that can help any medical professional achieve immediate ICD-10 compliance with ease.