On October 1, 2015, most insurance payers stopped accepting ICD-9 diagnosis codes for most claims and began requiring ICD-10.
This article includes training opportunities, useful links, and other resources to help practices prepare for ICD-10. PCC was available every step of the way, and now that ICD-10 is used in every medical practice, we are happy to help clients as they find new challenges with ICD-10. Call or e-mail PCC to learn more about our training opportunities, software configuration tools, and other ways we can help you get ready for October.
Listen to an ICD-10 Podcast Presentation
The first episode of PCC’s “Confessions of a Pediatric Practice Management Consultant” podcast is all about ICD-10.
Chip Hart explores the impact of ICD-10 on pediatrics with PCC’s Jan Blanchard, CPC, CPEDC. They discuss the importance of documentation, the state of readiness of pediatric practices, EHR vendors and carriers, the role of episodes of care in coding, resources available to pediatricians, and more.
Attend or Watch PCC ICD-10 Web Lab Training
PCC offers a monthly web lab on coding and related topics. Our certified coder, Jan Blanchard, will teach you about code set conventions, how to document different kinds of visits, and show you ICD-9/ICD-10 conversion exercises and examples.
Register for a Coding Web Lab: To sign up for a web-lab, visit http://www.pcc.com/weblabs/ to pick a date and sign up.
Monthly ICD-10 Web Labs and Materials
You can review ICD-10 Web labs to get caught up and see more examples of ICD-10 in action.
Click below to review the presentation, video, or accompanying materials for each ICD-10 web lab.
|Date||Topics||Presentation||Additional Links and Handouts|
|2015||October 16th||ICD-10 Claims||slides||video|
|2015||October 6th||ICD-10 Post-Game Web Lab||slides||video|
|2015||September 30th||ICD-10 Pre-Game Web Lab||slides||video|
|2015||September||Monthly Coding Web Lab||slides||video|
|2015||August||ICD-10 Configuration for Partner||slides||video|
|2015||August||ICD-10 Configuration for PCC EHR||slides||video|
|2015||August||ICD-10 Coding Topics||slides||(No Video Recorded)|
|2015||April||Eczema and BMI||slides||video|
|2015||March||BMI and Dietary Counseling||slides||video|
|2015||February||Asthma, Imms, Flu, Well Care, Screenings||slides||video|
|2015||January||OM, 59 Modifier Changes||slides||video|
Watch an All-Day ICD-10 Training Course
In 2015, PCC led twelve all-day ICD-10 seminars in cities around the country. Students learned about pediatric coding for ICD-10, both from the clinician and biller point of view.
This video is a 4-hour cutting of our session in Texas. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Watch a 4-Hour Session Video: Click to Watch “2015 PCC ICD-10 Training Seminar“.
You can also download:
PCC Software is Ready for ICD-10
PCC software supports both the ICD-9 and ICD-10 code sets.
PCC EHR seamlessly translates between SNOMED diagnosis descriptions and billing codes, and the Partner billing system can submit and resubmit claims using either ICD-9 or ICD-10. We’ve also built a number of tools to help you configure and customize your billing workflow to help your office with the challenge of the ICD-10 transition. Finally, if payors fail to make the ICD-10 transition smoothly, our software can send specific payors fall-back ICD-9 codes and track that in the billing history.
Watch the PCC 6.28 Release Video: The PCC 6.28 release video includes an introduction to new diagnostic tools and new ICD-10 tools in PCC software. Click to Watch.
Watch the PCC 6.29 Release Video: The PCC 6.29 release video includes our final ICD-10 wrap-up features, small tweaks and improvements in preparation for October 1st. Watch the video to learn how to configure orders so they will automatically add ICD-10 codes (as well as procedures) to your electronic encounter form. Click to Watch.
During 2015 and 2016, PCC continues to improve our billing and configuration tools. You can follow each release’s new developments by reading recent software release articles.
Contact PCC Support if you have any questions about PCC and ICD-10.
PCC’s ICD-10 Don’t Panic Guide
Are you freaking out about ICD-10? Don’t panic!
Here is PCC’s targeted collection of ICD-10 resources.
- PCC Software ICD-10 To-Do List: This at-a-glance checklist shows you all the various configuration tools and issues in PCC Software that you may want to consider in preparation for ICD-10. Use this as a last-minute review to be sure your PCC configuration will be ready for October 1st. If any of the issues on this list surprise you, contact PCC Support for help.
- ICD-10 Notes for Notes: How can you make it easier to select the best ICD-10 codes for each patient issue? PCC’s Jan Blanchard has created a quick reference on pediatric-specific topics, from ADHD and asthma to UTIs and Well Care visits. For each problem, this document provides keywords for quickly looking up the best diagnosis descriptions on the chart note. ICD-10 Notes for Notes is a guide to the details clinicians should be sure they include in encounter notes in order to support choosing the most specific possible ICD-10 codes available. PCC’s ICD-10 training workshops taught attendees how to make their own reference sheet, but in the absence of your own, you can use this one to get started.
- CMS’s ICD-10-CM Tabular Lists and Indexes of Diseases and Injuries: CMS.gov’s page with index and tabular lists of ICD-10 tables.
- Common Pediatric Unspecified Codes: This is a list of common pediatric codes for which the “Unspecified” version may be appropriate and defensible. When you have more detail, you should always document and code for it. This list, however, shows common circumstances where the additional detail may not be available.
- Sample Superbill from AAP
Other Links, Resources, and Publications
Here are even more useful links to ICD-10 materials. If you heard about a document, cheatsheet, handout, or other useful ICD-10 resource from PCC, you’ll find it here.
- Donelle Holle’s Famous ICD-10 Pediatric Cheat Sheet: Donelle Holle, pediatric coding expert, put together a list of the most common pediatric ICD-10 codes. The most common of the most common are highlighted in red, and clicking on codes (on supported devices) will open a definition of the code at http://www.icd10data.com. Check it out! (You can also get get Donelle’s Cheat Sheet as an editable spreadsheet.)
- FREE AAPC Code Converter: The American Academy of Pediatric’s online ICD-10 code translator allows you to compare ICD-9 to ICD-10 codes. ICD-9’s 17,000 codes are expanding to approximately 141,000 ICD-10 codes, and this online tool can help you map that expansion.
- FREE WHO ICD-10 Learning Tool: The WHO Electronic ICD-10 training tool is designed for self-learning and classroom use. The modular structure of this ICD-10 training permits users to tailor specific course paths, if desired. For more information, read the introduction and the user guide to the tool.
- ICD-10 Implementation Guide for Small and Medium Practices: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
- CMS ICD-10 Transition: An Introduction: ICD-10 transition basics.
- FREE Codapedia Training Videos: You’ll need to become a member, but it’s free. Once you log in, you’ll have access to free ICD-10 training sessions by coding instructor Nancy Maguire.
- ICD-10-CM Tabular Lists and Indexes of Diseases and Injuries: CMS.gov’s page with index and tabular lists of ICD-10 tables.
Call or e-mail PCC Support at any time to talk about ICD-10 and the specific needs of your practice.
We can work with your office to create custom solutions, provide additional training, and work with you to get your practice ready for the changes.