ICD-10: Compliance Update and Consulting Services

Leading Organizations are Answering, "Yes, We're Ready."

Hear straight from your peers about their decision to get ICD-10 ready.

Jim Rodriguez, Senior Business Analyst

Organization: Child Guidance Center, Florida

Why I Chose to Get ICD-10 Ready Now: "We wanted to prevent everyone having to be onsite around-the-clock on the last three days of September 2015, in fear we would not be able to bill the next day. Setting up early alleviates a lot of last-minute stress."

The Biggest Benefits We've Realized: "It’s a leap forward in workflow and functionality."

My Advice to Other Organizations: "Go live on the weekend so there are no delays with the conversion process. If you have user roles, you have to give them access to the new forms, and that can take some time."

Rick Shelley, Director of IMS

Organization: Betty Ford Center at Eisenhower, California

Why I Chose to Get ICD-10 Ready Now: "ICD-10 requires us to make changes to the treatment planning components and the payer system. We went over early because we wanted to test and we wanted to be prepared."

The Biggest Benefits We've Realized: "It lends itself to the evidence-based treatment direction that healthcare is going in."

My Advice to Other Organizations: "Put together a well-rounded coalition within the organization of clinicians, medical staff and health information management to work closely and quickly together. Build that coalition as early as you can and meet often."

Larraine M. Stehlik, Director of Intake, Information and Assessments

Organization: OhioGuidestone, Ohio

Why I Chose to Get ICD-10 Ready Now: "We like being on the front edge of things instead of trying to catch up and frantically work toward something that we should have been working toward a long time ago."

The Biggest Benefits We've Realized: "It’s easy to use and cost-effective."

My Advice to Other Organizations: "If you are not there, I think that shows your organization is clinically not advanced. When it comes time for politics to get on board with the rest of the world and use ICD-10, you want to already be set up so in one day you can switch over."

Lead the charge. Contact your Netsmart client alignment executive to schedule your ICD-10 update now.

Learn more about the industry leaders who chose to get their organization ICD-10 ready

President Obama has signed the Bill pushing the deadline for being ICD-10 compliant to October 1, 2015. For more information, please read our FAQs,

In 2015, the ICD-9 code sets used to report medical diagnoses and inpatient procedures will be replaced by ICD-10 code sets. What does this mean for you? The change is required for everyone covered by the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act. The transition is occurring because ICD-9 produces limited data about patients’ medical conditions and hospital inpatient procedures.

About ICD-10

ICD-10 consists of two parts.

  1. ICD-10-CM for diagnoses coding is to be used in all U.S. health care settings. Although the format is similar, ICD-10 uses 3 – 7 digits instead of the 3 – 5 digits used currently with ICD-9.
  2. ICD-10-PCS is to be used by U.S. inpatient hospital settings only. This code uses seven alphanumeric digits instead of the 3 – 4 numeric digits used under ICD-9-CM procedure coding.

ICD-10 Mandate

  • ICD-10-PCS does NOT replace CPT for outpatient or inpatient physician charges – only inpatient procedures impacted
  • Applies to any HIPPAA covered entity

For more information about how your organization could benefit from our ICD-10 consulting or technology solutions, contact us today.