ICD-10 is Replacing ICD-10 on October 1, 2015

ICD-10 is set to officially replace ICD-10 on October 1, 2015. At this point, we have every reason to believe ICD-10 will be implemented this year.

ML Medical Billing has been anticipating this transition. As a first step, we offer this  easy-to-use code conversion tool, accessible on our NEW website, mlbilling.com.Simply enter the diagnoses code for which you seek conversion code options, select the type of coding you are converting from and click “go.”

How Does ICD-10 Affect Your Practice?

ICD-10 codes are very specific and detailed related to anatomy, diagnoses, conditions, and treatments. The detailed information is then gathered from clinical documentation and claims processing with intent to provide health outcome management for improved healthcare performance. You as the provider need to be familiar with the new codes and have tools that will allow you to select the correct codes at the time of patient visit.

Preparation Should Begin Now

What You Should Do

  • Attend online webinars related to your specialty. Review updates from your billing software company and from payers.
  • Use the conversion tool introduced here to see how complex the new coding structure is and to see how ICD-10 translates to ICD-10.

What ML Medical Billing is Doing

  • Our Billing and Coding staff participate in ongoing training sessions.
  • We upgraded our IT infrastructure to meet ICD-10 and HIPAA compliance and we continue to source updates and tools to simplify the conversion process guidelines for staff and clients.

Learn more about the latest news in medical billing and see the last post about ICD-10.