In 2015, insurance payors will stop accepting ICD-9 for most claims and require ICD-10. Meanwhile, PCMH programs and Meaningful Use standards used to qualify for the ARRA programs are shifting from ICD-9 to SNOMED-CT.
ICD-10 arrived on October 1st, 2015. Insurance claims for visits after that date will use ICD-10 codes to describe diagnoses. PCC anticipates launch problems for insurance carriers and state medicaid agencies across the country. For example, several states will be performing their own translation from ICD-10 back to ICD-9 before evaluating remittance, and such translations […]
Jan Blanchard, PCC’s certified pediatric coder, offers monthly coding web labs to all PCC clients. She covers how to code for both simple and unusual visit types, how to handle the differences between ICD-10 and SNOMED-CT descriptions, and how to configure PCC’s software products to best meet the coding needs of your busy office.