Medical Billers – Are You Ready for ICD-10? Download the New ICD-10 Implementation Guide

By Michelle Stahl, Owner, Physicians Billing Service

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As my company, Physicians Billing Services interacts with Doctors and Medical Practices, my team and I are noticing a disturbing trend in that too many medical offices are not caring or paying attention to the go-live date for ICD-10 in 2014, and minimizing its impact.  As professional medical billers can tell you, ICD-10 equates to close to an intimidating 10 times increase in medical billing codes and complexity.  As we enter the Fall & Winter season of 2013, it is not too late to get started.  Physicians Billing service is able to assist you with medical billing Consulting Services and can assist your staff with getting ready for and training for ICD-10.

Are Your Medical Billers Ready for ICD-10?  

As Physicians, Medical Practices and Medical Billing Companies are aware, on October 14, 2014, the ICD-9 code set is being replaced by ICD-10 code sets.  ICD code sets are essential to coding and reporting medical diagnoses and inpatient procedures.

The CMS (Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services) recently published a new online ICD-10 Implementation guide to “help the healthcare industry prepare for ICD-10”, said the ICD-10 Compliance published by the CMS on September 18, 2013.

The CMS’s excellent ICD-10 Implementation Guide tool can be accessed via the internet and provides “step-by-step guidance on how to transition to ICD-10 for small / medium practices, large practices, small hospitals and payers”.  In addition, the CMS ICD-10 online guide links to other helpful resources and tools to make the transition to ICD-10 as seamless as possible.

Who mDoes ICD-10 Affect?

If your medical practices is covered by HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act), then your medical practice is required to transition to ICD-10.  ICD-10 is noted for being the 10th version of the ‘International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems’. This medical classification was constructed by the World Health Organization.

How Can You Get Your Medical Billers Ready for ICD-10 if You Are Running Behind? 

If you are running behind on preparing the implementation of ICD-10, Physicians Billing Service would be glad to assist you with consulting services, staff training and assessment of the efficiency of your medical billing and collections.  In many cases, Doctors and Medical Practices have increased their cash flow by Outsourcing Medical Billing.

For more information, visit the ICD-10 web site.

Since 1989, Physicians Billing Service and our team of outstanding professional, medical billing professionals have served as vigilant advocates for Doctors, Physicians and Medical Practices through–out the United States.  We would be glad to assist you in navigating the complexity of today’s billing environment including Training for ICD-10, the Affordable Care Act and we offer affordable medical billing Consulting Services to help your medical practices in Maximizing Revenue.

At Physicians Billing Service, we proudly support +250 Physicians through-out Miami FL, Tampa FL, New York, NY, Hartford CT, Atlantic City NJ, Stamford CT, Rochester NY, and through-out the Washington DC metropolitan area.  As a Medical Billing Company, we are unique in that we do not charge medical billing set-up fees and our incentives to perform are directly aligned with your medical practice’s cash flow and profitability.  For a complimentary consultation and to speak with Michelle Stahl, Owner of Physicians Billing Service, call 240.382.Bill (2455) or use our online contact form.

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