Worried about learning the ICD-10 code set? We’re here to help, with the new HealthFusion Daily ICD-10 Quiz!
It’s vital for practices and medical billers to learn the new ICD-10 codes, as incorrect coding will affect productivity and will result in denials and a drop in revenue. Oct. 1, 2014, remains the deadline for ICD-10 conversion, and experts advise that a delay is unlikely.
To prepare for this important transition, we recommend you plan and implement a complete training program for your practice staff – but we want to help. So from now through Oct. 1, we’ll be offering a quiz on one diagnosis daily, Monday through Friday. You can start your day with a quick look at how ICD-10 differs from ICD-9, complete with help from our ICD-10 Look-up Tool.
Here’s a sample of what you’ll find there:
ICD-10 Daily Quiz
The correct ICD-10 coding is:
- None of the above
Answer: C, S91.329A. A is the ICD-9 code, of course, and B is the ICD-10 code for Laceration with Foreign Body, Left Foot, Initial Encounter. Remember that an ICD-10 code will always start with a letter.
How did you do?
If you coded correctly, congratulations! You are clearly on your way to being an ICD-10 wiz. Keep practicing and learning so you’ll be ready on Oct. 1.
If you didn’t select the correct code, you just need more practice — and that’s what the quiz is for. Visit every day and test your skills, and soon you’ll understand the structure of the new code set.
You can find more help with how ICD-10 is structured and information on General Equivalence Mapping and a discussion of why U.S. healthcare is making the transition to ICD-10 on our informational site, ICD10codesearch.com.
Also, be sure to have some fun with ICD-10 coding by entering our “Funniest ICD-10 Code Contest.” The funniest code each month will receive a $10 Starbucks gift card, a copy of Struck by Orca, a funny, illustrated look at the humor of ICD-10—and of course, the admiration and respect of thousands of medical staff.
Our first winner of the contest, for the month of February, was:
“W59.22XD – Struck by a turtle, subsequent encounter,” submitted by Thomas K.
Be sure to submit your entry for the March contest—there are plenty more funny ICD-10 codes out there! Submit your entry by March 21 on our Funniest ICD-10 Code Contest page.
Finally, remember that our MediTouch EHR software is ICD-10 ready now — one of the few EHRs that is already loaded with the code set and that allows side-by-side ICD-9 and ICD-10 coding. Find out more about how MediTouch will help you be prepared for ICD-10 by visiting our ICD-10 Resource Center, or request a free demo now.