ATLANTA, July 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ICD-10 Charts (www.icd10charts.com) announced today that after 6 months of development, it has officially launched its newest line of ICD-10 preparation resources, the ICD-10 Charts Training Academy and the new 4 Step ICD-10 Implementation Plan. Both of these resources, as well as all other ICD-10 Charts resources and mobile apps, are available to any medical practice in America, completely free-of-charge. With the release of these resources, the company has created a revolutionary new solution to the mounting concerns surrounding the transition from the ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding system, which is set to take place on October 1, 2015.
The state-of-the-art ICD-10 Charts implementation resources and training modules are the very first of their kind to ever be released in the ICD-10 industry, and are unparalleled in usefulness and innovation. The 4 Step Program, delineated below, provides a unique platform for physicians and coders to learn their relevant ICD-10 codes, a means to integrate these codes into their practice, and over 15 hours of comprehensive ICD-10 training modules which are custom-tailored based on the specialty of the medical practice in question. Any practice can go through these 4 Steps at any time by clicking "Begin" on the ICD-10 Charts homepage. To watch a brief informational video about the new 4 Step Program and the ICD-10 Charts Training Academy, go to www.icd10charts.com/4steps or click below.
Step 1: Convert
The first step in any practice's personalized implementation plan is to convert all of their ICD-9 codes to ICD-10. While the traditional method for doing this requires weeks of manually searching and converting ICD-9 codes, with help of the ICD-10 Charts Bulk Converter, up to 10,000 ICD-9 codes can be converted instantly, at the touch of a button. These codes are then automatically arranged by body-system, and organized as either "1:1 conversions" (red) which require no additional specificity, and "increased specificity" conversions (blue) which do require increased specificity in ICD-10. This allows physicians and coders to rapidly identify which of their practices relevant ICD-9 codes will require additional detail in ICD-10.
Step 2: Organize
All of the ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes from Step 1 are automatically populated into the ICD-10 Charts, ChartBuilder, which is widely considered to be the most user-friendly and technologically advanced conversion platform to ever exist for ICD-10. ChartBuilder can be used to organize and customize your chart in numerous different ways including:
- Searching/Converting for additional codes by ICD-9, ICD-10-CM, the diagnosis description or ICD-10 PCS
- Adding, removing, and rearranging codes from your chart
- Editing diagnosis descriptions to use the same medical terminology used in your practice
- Sorting diagnosis codes by ICD-9, ICD-10, or alphabetically
- "Combination Coder" tool consolidates all the ICD-9 codes that combine together to a single ICD-10 code, thus allowing for quick identification of the various combination codes in ICD-10
Step 3: Integrate
ICD-10 Charts offers a wide range of options for integrating your personalized ICD-10 Chart into your practice.
- Print your chart immediately for distribution around your practice
- Save an unlimited number of charts, and access all your saved charts at anytime through My Charts
- Export your chart to excel format, for integration into various EMR systems.
- Practices will soon also be able to export their charts to .pdf format, and share their charts via email or on Facebook to help other colleagues with their ICD-10 implementation
Step 4: Training
The final step for any practice's ICD-10 preparation is the ICD-10 Charts Training Academy. The Training Academy is a free ICD-10 training portal which creates custom-tailored ICD-10 courses for every different medical specialty. The program is made up of 6 professionally-narrated "Stages," filled with general ICD-10 information, followed by 20 unique "Chapters" of specific ICD-10 coding information which are separated by body system. The training modules were developed by a team of ICD-10 experts and software engineers, and were built using the best eLearning software in the industry. The modules themselves are fully-interactive and filled with numerous coding practice problems, to maximize content retention. ICD-10 Charts also offers the only training program on the market that has integrated Search/Convert functionality built-in to each coding practice problem, which simulate real-life ICD-10 coding scenarios in the field. To learn more about the ICD-10 Charts Training Academy, go to training.icd10charts.com.
While the founders, Parth Desai and Will Pattiz, are committed to providing all of these resources completely free-of-charge, they do accept donations on their website for use of their services. However, perhaps the most intriguing aspect of this project, is that in lieu of keeping any of the donations for themselves, the two young men send 100% of all contributions given to ICD-10 Charts, to support earthquake relief efforts in Nepal. Founder and medical student Parth Desai, who himself was on his way to provide clinical aid to the impoverished nation following today's ICD-10 Charts product release, preferred not to comment on the altruism of his company, and instead deferred to the quotation by the Saint Basil the Great.
"A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love."
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SOURCE The ICD-10 Project