ICD-9 to ICD-10

Health Connexions™ Announces a Strategic Alliance with ICDNavigator to provide a “high-tech/high-touch” ICD-10 Solution

Health Connexions has formed a strategic alliance with ICDNavigator to provide ICD-9 to ICD-10 assistance, compliance and conversion services to help healthcare professionals in the tedious task of coding medical visits. The ICDNavigator, a cloud-based ICD-10 smart assistant, coupled with a unique ICD-10 Call Center Hotline and LiveChat with ScreenShare, makes this offering truly one-of-a-kind. We believe that physicians should focus their time on taking care of patients, not worrying about clinical diagnosis coding, paperwork and billing. The ICDNavigator provides the tools to relieve this responsibility from physicians.

The ICDNavigator provides a diagnosis keyword-driven search tool with ICD-9 to ICD-10 cross-walk, which is provided all on one screen. This is only one way in which the product assists with the ICD-9 to ICD-10 conversion. An online version of the actual ICD-10CM code book, which medical coders use, with alphabetical and tabular indexing, is also available from ICDNavigator.

The ICDNavigator is different from other products as it has global (industry-wide) ICD-10CM code-level notifiers, as well as alerts for every conceivable clinical specialty or practice. The product is also customizable from site-to-site, without programming, by merely adding keywords or office-wide, high risk codes, or additional codes for accurate specificity. This effectively mimics a real-time “super bill”, which physicians or coders input via their browser.

The ICDNavigator can be embedded into any current EHR system, whether it is proprietary or open sourced, and can be used as a stand-alone system. The ICD Navigator provides the coding options – and allows the physician or their office staff to choose the most appropriate billing code.

Because a single ICD-9 code can map to multiple ICD-10 codes, a search capability such as the one the ICDNavigator offers is crucial. Furthermore, there are new concepts in ICD-10 that are not present in ICD-9. A tool like ICDNavigator that offers an automatic Road Map is critical at this juncture.

The ICD-9 to ICD-10 conversion has been called the “most complex undertaking” in recent history for physicians; and so, it is important to get professional help to get it right. The ICDNavigator online tool has full telephone assistance, as well as LiveChat with ScreenShare assistance, provided 24/7 to suit every professional’s time and budget.

EHR companies are attempting to implement various ICD-10 compliance solutions into their programs. However, ICDNavigator, designed with state-of-the-art Big Data and Internet, cloud-based search indexing software technologies, has the ability to be seamlessly implemented and embedded into every EHR, without arduous new software development, or additional time and costs for these EHR providers.

ICDNavigator is the most comprehensive and searchable system available. It allows for ICD-9 to ICD-10 conversions without compromising the physician’s time with patients, or having them and their staff become overly dependent on external consultants.