The transition to ICD-10 is the latest in a long list of complexities inherent in medical billing. Long before our clients started asking us how we were going to prepare for the transition ICD-10, Medical Practice Partners had a plan in place that provided staged milestones with realistic deadlines. Our collaborative approach diminishes the challenges and ensures that payments are made accurately and timely.
We are helping all our clients convert to Electronic Health Records (EHR) Charge Capture in order to eliminate paper encounter forms, which will become voluminous in the ICD-10 environment.
With most of our clients on the Allscripts Pro Electronic Health Records (EHR) system, Medical Practice Partners’s EHR Team helped our clients dual code in ICD-9 and ICD-10 in 2014. This provided the opportunity for our ICD-10 certified medical billing coders to provide customized training on the documentation requirements associated with their most commonly used codes.
Following training we conducted coding and documentation audits to identify providers needing additional training and education.
Using our customized rules engine, we wrote dozens of new rules to address ICD-10 requirements relating to visit types, modifiers, etc. These rules help us quickly identify and fix claims deficiencies before they are submitted for payment.
We worked with all of our affected third-party vendors to conduct end-to-end ICD-10 readiness testing.