By: Darla Shewmaker
ICD-10 and your EMR: Ready or not
Need you be reminded yet again: The ICD-10 deadline is almost here. If you accept Medicare patients, you must bill valid claims with an authorized ICD-10 code beginning Oct. 1. Most providers are looking to their electronic medical record (EMR) to help them through this transition. They want to know if there is an easy way to look-up an ICD-10 code, if their existing ICD-9 codes for a patient will automatically convert to ICD-10, and if their exam findings can produce suggestions for the appropriate ICD-10 code.
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