Online Conversion Tool
To help healthcare professionals with this transition, Clinical Pain Advisor’s sister website, MPR has partnered with ICD-10 Charts to offer a free interactive ICD-9 conversion tool and reference charts covering the most commonly used codes by therapeutic area. Users can search all codes and descriptions, by ICD-9 or ICD-10 code, or by code groups/categories and create custom charts on the ICD-10 website.
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Better Codes, Better Patient Care
While there may be frustrations and hurdles in the transition period, these new codes will ultimately help clinicians and healthcare professionals in providing more precise and specific snapshots of patient care and management. As healthcare shifts from fee-for-service to a value-based payment system, implementing these codes quickly and efficiently are imperative.
This article originally appeared on MPR