ICD 10 – It’s Here!

As most of us in the healthcare industry are aware, the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 became official on October 1st, 2015. But are you prepared, or having trouble adjusting? As therapists, the ICD codes become an important factor when choosing an appropriate treatment diagnosis. For a quick introduction to what ICD-10 coding looks like, what each number within the code indicates, and additional information about which codes to choose, watch the video below from CMS!

Now that you have watched the video, you may be wondering: how am I going to sort through the thousands and thousands of codes to find the one that best matches my ICD-9 code, while maintaining specificity?? Well worry no longer, there are smartphone apps available to assist the busy therapist on-the-go! Try the Quick ICD 10 app for example, it’s free and allows you to save codes into your “favorites” list for quick reference next time around.

 

 

 

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