The World Health Organization, as endorsed by the World Health Assembly is responsible for maintaining the International Classification of Diseases or ICD as it is called. This area of medicine involves the study of epidemiology, which is the study of health diseases and their causes and effects among the population of people. As implemented, these numerical and letter based definitions or codes each represent the various physical and mental diseases, illnesses, disorders, ailment, occurrence or incident that exist including screening and vaccinations. This system of classification referred to by way of ICD, is then used to monitor, analyze, classify and establish reason for payment and maintain statistical data. This data can then be used to communicate globally with regard to illness and disease.
Incidentally, these codes or classifications are created long before medical offices, hospitals and other facilities are required to use them. They area form of numeric technology- just when you have the latest and greatest a new one comes in and -well you gotta have or use that one to be up to speed or in sync with everyone else.
It takes time to be able to locate a ICD-10 diagnosis that is required with the EMR software and when preparing lab requisitions or other work whereby a diagnosis is required. True, a medical office worker can sift through an ICD-10 book, but it will still take time since these codes are newly used. What can be done to alleviate the ongoing pressure of a medical office worker during the start of the required ICD-10 use?
I am really glad you asked that question. It's not often people ask such a thing. In many instances work will be submitted later or returned because of the lack of, or improper coding required. With regard to electronic billing-if locating a ICD-10 code becomes difficult, the ICD-10 code will not be included, because finding an appropriate ICD-10 may take longer than expected. Statistically, any information used as part of research will take longer to obtain resulting from the ICD-9 to ICD-10 transition. There is however a way to make this easier for all of us. That is with the use of the handheld, portable battery operated ICD-10 Translator with speech recognition! Yes, The ICD-10 Translator with speech recognition takes the guesswork out of your already hectic day, by allowing you to simply type in a diagnosis or speak it and it will then provide the appropriate ICD-10 code. No more book searches, to find a complicated diagnosis or waiting for a CD to begin a search. This electronic ICD-10 Translator with speech recognition does it all. It contains every diagnosis as coded by ICD-10. But, most of all this device is portable and easy to use along with you EMR if you need to access a ICD-10 code quickly. You can even enter or speak more than one word or ICD-10 code and the electronic ICD-10 Translator with speech recognition will be able to provide you with the appropriate ICD-10 code you are searching for. Not only that, you can even store your most commonly used ICD-10 codes for quick access. GOT A ICD-10 code, but have no clue as to what the diagnosis is? No problem! With, the electronic ICD-10 Translator with speech recognition all you have to do it to type in the ICD-10 code and press diagnosis and you will be provided with the actual term or name of a diagnosis you need. The ICD-10 Translator with speech recognition is also available as an app, so it can be downloaded on to any smartphone or tablet. But hey, why waste your battery unless you got it like that? This lil electronic gizmo will probably last until ICD-11 is required for use, and that's not too far away. Any ICD-10 updates can be downloaded via computer from the electronic ICD-10 Translator with speech recognition website. Something new everyday, but the good part is that the medical office will be equipped to handle any ICD transition that occurs.
The electronic ICD-10 Translator with speech recognition and app- cause you ain't got all day to do it!