Beginning on October 1, 2015, you will need to transition from ICD-9 to the ICD-10 for coding on your claims. While many of the diagnoses you submit for mental health have a 1:1 relationship between ICD-9 and ICD-10, there are a number of ICD-9 codes for which you will have to determine the correct ICD-10 match. Your software will not be able to determine that for you. If you have not upgraded to the latest version of your software to handle the transition to ICD-10 and submission of ICD-10 codes, you are at risk for reimbursement delays and significant revenue losses. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) estimates that denial rates will rise by 100-200 percent and that days in A/R will grow by 20-40 percent.
Ensuring that you have the latest version of Office Therapy® and are submitting claims with our clearinghouse partner, TriZetto Provider Solutions®, will help you minimize any financial disruption. DocuTrac has worked hard to prepare for ICD-10 and has worked with TriZetto to test claim submissions which are ICD-10 compliant.
For more information on the transition to ICD-10 you can attend DocuTrac’s upcoming free webinar on the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10, as well as, TriZetto’s free webinars. Contact DocuTrac at 800-850-8510 for more information on our free webinars to help you prepare or to speak with a sales representative for information on upgrading to the latest version.
Don’t get caught unprepared for the change.