San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 14, 2013
Continually evolving modifications and requirements are not new phenomena in the healthcare industry, and significant changes are on the horizon. One of the major upcoming healthcare requirements is the mandate that all providers begin using the new ICD-10 classification system by October 1, 2014.
pMD, whose mobile charge capture software allows doctors to enter hospital charges and patient handoff notes into their smartphones, helps practices navigate these changes so they can focus on patient care. pMD’s ICD-10 Converter allows its customers to convert their codes automatically and painlessly, taking this potentially daunting transition and making it nearly unnoticeable.
ICD-10 is a classification list that replaces its ICD-9 predecessor and will record more detailed diagnostic information using longer, unique alphanumeric codes. Instead of working with 13,000 ICD-9 codes, practices will have more than 68,000 unique ICD-10 codes to choose from.
pMD’s advanced software creates a seamless ICD-10 transition for medical practices, eliminating potential anxiety on the subject altogether. pMD is already ICD-10 compliant and some of its customers have now transitioned to the new codes.
The ICD-10 Converter simplifies the conversion process by automating the bulk of the work so the current ICD-9 codes can be mapped into the new, proper ICD-10 codes with one click. pMD includes the tailored ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes in one single list until the transition deadline so that doctors can adjust to giving more specific diagnosis descriptions in real time as they see patients, and billers can see both the ICD-9 code and ICD-10 code on the back end.
Mary Denning, Credentialing Coordinator at Nephrology Specialists Medical Group in California, was part of one of pMD’s first groups to transition over to ICD-10.
“pMD’s ICD-10 Converter is fabulous,” Mary said. “Initially, we envisioned going through each and every code in our list, but it didn’t take long at all for our entire list to be converted. The ICD-10 transition is a big change, but pMD makes it so straightforward and easy.”
pMD’s mobile charge capture software supports physicians by allowing them to enter their patient charges into Android, iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini, and iPod Touch devices at the point of patient care. The patient visit is then visible to other doctors within the practice and can be billed immediately. Doctors using charge capture are increasing their ROI in a time where Medicare cuts, ICD-10, PQRS, and other costs are significantly impacting profitability. pMD increases efficiencies in a practice through automation and secure text messaging, and it provides free interfaces with most major electronic medical records, hospital information, and medical billing systems, including Allscripts Pro PM, Allscripts Tiger, athenaCollector by athenahealth (athena), Cerner, Epic, GE Centricity (formerly Millbrook and IDX), MEDITECH, NextGen and Vitera Intergy (Sage). For more information, visit pmd.com or email sales(at)pmd(dot)com.