CureMD recently conducted its ICD-10 training for physicians titled ‘Jump start your CureMD application for ICD-10.’
We provided an ICD-10 training plan roadmap to our physicians for a smooth transition in the next few weeks.
Here are the highlights from the session:
- CureMD Application is ready for ICD-10 with minimal changes to application’s existing interface. This is a conscious decision as we did not want to overwhelm our users with a completely new application landscape, especially at a time when they are learning a new language i.e. ICD-10.
- All CureMD products (EHR, Practice Management, and CureConnect Clearing House) will be upgraded at the same time.
- You can start configuring your application today. You will need to map existing workflows to ICD-10. such as super bills, custom lists, Order sets etc.
CureMD has built a Mapping Utility which considerably automates this process for you. You can access this utility on the application as follows:
This utility will be available till you activate ICD-10 on your application. so we recommend that you start mapping now. You will be able to monitor your mapping progress through our ICD-10 Success Dashboard.
Please remember once ICD-10 is activated you will no longer have access to this tool. For more information on this, refer to ICD-10 Section in CureWiki.
- ICD-10 will be activated on all CureMD products on October 1. If you want to activate ICD-10 in your application before this, please submit an activation request on our support portal by the end of August. We recommend you do this, as this will give your practice time to familiarize yourself with the changes, and practice in ICD-10 environment.
Do remember though, that once ICD-10 is activated you will no longer be able to shift to ICD-9 again.
- Many payors may not be ready for ICD-10 post October 1. CureMD will work behind the scenes for you, submitting claims in the correct code set to payors. You will only need to code in ICD-10 post October 1.
- Dual Coding capability will be available in the application indefinitely.
- You will not need to create ICD-10 crosswalks for the top 20 ICD-9 codes that you use. CureMD has built-in ICD-9 to ICD-10 crosswalks. Simply verify them and you are good to go.
- Once ICD-10is activated in your application, beginning September (you will have to submit activation request mentioned above), please start mapping patient diagnosis to ICD-10.
We recommend you do this prior to seeing the patient, so as to minimize disruption during the patient visit. For example, you could do the mapping for all patients who are scheduled to be seen next week or, you could do the mapping the day prior, or early in the day before you start seeing patients.
- Attend CureMD “Physician Training Program “. We have designed this program especially for physicians and will teach you the fundamentals for ICD-10 success. There will be one session every week starting August 13. We strongly recommend that you do not miss this.
You can register here.
- Regularly refer to CureMD ICD-10 Resources
For application updates – CureWiki ICD-10 Section
For general updates and expert advice – CureMD Road to ICD-10 Series
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