October 2016 EMR and PM Newsletter

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

awarenessAccording to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, “On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of (some form of) physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime.”During the month of October, we celebrate those who have survived domestic violence, mourn those who’ve died because of the violence, and honor and support those who work to end domestic violence. For resources and to learn more visit http://ncadv.org/.

ICD-10 Code Changes

Icd10There have been numerous revisions, deletions, and additions to the ICD-10 since being released in October 2015. Of those changes, only a handful applies to behavioral health. Updates for QuicDoc and Office Therapy will include these code changes. If you need the changes before we release the updates, you can easily modify your ICD Listing. These coding updates can be found on the American Psychiatric Association site.

If you need assistance in updating your lists in QuicDoc Pro and/or Office Therapy, call
888-308-9683. For assistance with QuicDoc Enterprise call 888-206-1270.

ICD-10 Grace Period Ended

The one-year grace period for filing insurance claims using ICD-10 coding ended on October 1st. That means that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) require that all claims be coded accurately with the specific, correct ICD-10 codes.

If you are not already filing claims with the highest level of specificity, you may find that your claims are being rejected. Each claim needs to be coded to the level of certainty known for the session encounter.

For more information visit HealthcareITNews ICD10 Watch.

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