SuperCoder Releases ICD-10-CM Version of CMS 1500 Claim Scrubber

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SuperCoder releases ICD-10 ready CMS 1500 Scrubber that alerts users to ICD-10 codes that don’t support medical necessity for a CPT code, improper ICD-10 code combinations and beneficiary-diagnoses mismatches.

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Now you can add ICD-9-CM or ICD-10-CM codes into SuperCoder's CMS 1500 Real-Time Scrubber to get instant advice, says Apoorba Ganguly, CPC, CPMA, senior coding analyst and product manager for SuperCoder.com.

The recent WEDI ICD-10 readiness survey indicates just two-fifths of vendors products are ready to support the 2015 ACA- mandated provider reporting in ICD-10 – and SuperCoder caps that list with its highly-used Claim Scrubber for Real-Time Processing now accepting ICD-10-CM codes. Click here for more info - https://www.supercoder.com/coding-tools/scrubber-cms-1500/

“Being able to clean claims in ICD-10 will really help coders and billers prepare for ICD-10’s effective date of Oct. 1, 2015,” says Apoorba Ganguly, CPC, CPMA, senior coding analyst and product manager for SuperCoder.com owned by the Coding Institute, LLC. The web-based software alerts users to ICD-10 codes that don’t support medical necessity for a CPT code, improper ICD-10 code combinations and beneficiary-diagnoses mismatches.

“To date the scrubber had only ICD-9-CM as diagnosis code entry option. Going forward, a user can decide which type of Dx code to use in a scrubbing claim – ICD-9 or ICD-10-CM – at the top part of the tool before entering any data. The tool’s logics have been updated to suit ICD-10-CM codes’ characteristics,” adds Ganguly.

SuperCoder is including ICD-10 for all of its products at no additional cost to subscribers. Physicians have been hit hard by increasing technology costs.

“Since all Part B reporting will have to be in ICD-10, we felt our subscribers deserve to have the required software enhancements at their disposal without incurring more fees,” explains David Furtado, sales director for the Coding Institute, LLC.

About two-thirds of providers plan to choose ICD-10 codes directly, according to the WEDI 2014 survey*. Coders must be able to quickly find and report valid codes or risk improper coding and denials. The **Physician Coder Claim Scrubber for Real-Time Processing also includes ICD-10-CM codes searchable by code and/or keyword.

“Coders can look up words and get the corresponding ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM codes so they learn how to code in the new system,” says Jennifer Godreau, CPC, CPMA, CPEDC, an AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer and director of SuperCoder.com.

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SuperCoder.com provides one-stop online medical coding tools, publications and services for healthcare professionals including online code lookup, Coding Institute newsletters, crosswalks, coding books, coding answers, and more. For more information on the enhanced Claim Scrubber for Real-Time Processing, go to http://www.supercoder.com

*To read the WEDI 2014 survey, visit http://www.wedi.org/docs/comment-letters/comment-letter-and-summary-of-survey-results.pdf?sfvrsn=0
** For details on the Physician Coder with Claim Scrubber for Real-Time Processing, go to https://www.supercoder.com/coding-solutions/physician-coder

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