ICD-10: What To Expect


On March 31, 2014, the United States Senate joined the House of Representatives in voting to delay the implementation of ICD-10 until at least October 1, 2015.

ICD-10 and Barnestorm

Barnestorm has already prepared the ICD-10 code import and has updated our ICD History interface to allow for easier viewing of longer lists of codes. 
We have certified coder on staff: Linda Meekins. She will advise on transition training, processes, and references, but will not perform coding for you.
Watch for further updates as we publish instructions on how to update to ICD-10. 

ICD-10: What To Expect

On October 1, 2015, the entire U.S. health care industry will switch from ICD-9 to ICD-10.  No grace period.  No transition period.
It’s NOT just about learning new codes!  In a lot of correspondences we have received, regarding ICD 10, we are finding that only 1/3 of agencies have an ICD-10 transition plan.  Do you?
To help agencies minimize a possible financial impact, we have gathered information to inform/prepare you of the change this transition could have on your agency.

ICD-9 vs ICD-10 Coding comparison:  

Coding Precision:

A Decrease in Productivity:

A Decrease in Revenue:

Possible role change/training for staff members:

Dual Coding, after initial transition:

Excerpt from FAQS:  ICD-10 Transition Basics:

Will I need to use both ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes during the transition? 

Practice management systems must be able to accommodate both ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes until all claims and other transactions for services before October 1, 2015, have been processed and completed. Promptly processing ICD-9 transactions as the transition date nears will help limit disruptions and will limit the time frame when dual code sets need to be used;

Claims with ICD-9 codes for services provided on or after the compliance deadline will be denied. 

For More Information:

For more information, reference the CMS article:   http://cms.gov/Medicare/Coding/ICD10/Downloads/ICD10_Introduction_060413[1].pdf

Barnestorm has already prepared the ICD-10 code import and has updated our ICD History interface to allow for easier viewing of longer lists of codes. 
We have certified coder on staff: Linda Meekins. She will advise on transition training, processes, and references, but will not perform coding for you.
Watch for further updates as we publish instructions on how to update to ICD-10.