"ICD-10 implementation will play a significant role in electronic healthcare management and all healthcare providers must be prepared for it," said
ICD-10 (International Classification of Diseases, 10th edition) is a medical classification list that will affect documentation and coding for everyone covered by the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA). While there are many similarities between ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM, such as a shared classification system and similar coding conventions, ICD-9 codes are mostly numeric, consisting of three to five digits, while ICD-10 codes are alphanumeric and contain three to seven characters. Most notable among the differences is ICD-10's overall greater specificity, which requires more detail in clinical documentation to support code selection. There are currently 14,000 ICD-9 codes, whereas the number of ICD-10 codes is approximately 69,000.
Burton went on to say, "While there are approximately 69,000 codes for ICD-10, it does not mean 69,000 codes for each medical specialty. Pulse is providing our current and prospective clients with a great education about ICD-10 and what it means to their particular specialty so they can make informed decisions and get prepared."
Pulse was the first health information technology company in the industry to link the importance of receiving the 2014 Certification to ICD-10. Pulse's Practice Management Solution, PulsePro, and Pulse's Complete EHR, version 4.2, will serve as the solution platform to help physician practices document and attest for Meaningful Use Stage 2, while migrating from ICD-9 to ICD-10. Pulse is also the first electronic healthcare management solutions company to show what ICD-10 actually looks like in EHR and Practice Management software.
Pulse already has its ICD-10 infrastructure in place with the Pulse Knowledge Engine, and Pulse anticipates that the ICD-10 compliant version of our Practice Management and EHR software will be released in pilot stages during the fourth quarter of 2013, followed by a beta testing time period during the first quarter of 2014, prior to a full roll-out beginning in the second quarter of 2014. All systems are expected to be compliant well within the quarter prior to the implementation deadline date published by CMS. The deadline for ICD-10 compliance is
For more information about Pulse, the ICD-10 readiness tools or to request an ICD-10 EHR or Practice Management software demonstration, please visit www.pulseinc.com. For a schedule of live webinar dates, visit http://www.pulseinc.com/the-latest/webinars-and-demos-on-demand.
Pulse provides certified, integrated electronic healthcare management systems to thousands of providers across more than 40 specialties nationwide. Pulse's award-winning, interoperable technology platform includes easy-to-use, cost-efficient EHR, Practice Management, ePrescribing and Revenue Cycle Management solutions. Pulse is committed to helping our physician partners gain greater work flow efficiencies, reduce costs and achieve Meaningful Use incentives; all supported by our best-in-class client support, training and implementation services.
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