ICD 10 Coding Help for Anesthesiologists

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I really have to take my hat off to the folks at Practice Insight for the above listed report. Many of my doctors have called to personally thank me for this ICD10 report and they emphasized stress relief and greatly increased clarity about how to handle ICD 10. I have used all the major clearing houses during my career. This report is just one of the many reasons why Practice Insight towers over all the other clearinghouses. I cannot recommend Practice Insight highly enough for this report and many other fantastic services they offer.
The Preceding is an excellent report with will help anesthesiologists with the up and coming ICD 10 diagnosis code requirements. My suggestion is to download the attached report for your office. The listed report was generated from a large 12 doctor ASC based anesthesiology group. The report lists ICD-9 codes and descriptions in the order of most commonly used ICD-9 codes and cross-references the diagnosis codes to ICD 10. My suggestion for anesthesiologists is to again download the report, have it laminated and placed placed strategically throughout your office. Since the report lists the most frequently used codes at the top in descending order to least frequently used codes it should serve as an excellent quick reference guide to assist anesthesiologists with ICD 10 coding. Please contact David at 1.800.811.1882 extension 2201 if you have any questions.

There also seems to be quite a bit of confusion in some circles about whether or not anesthesiologists will be provided with the appropriate ICD 10 codes from the facility itself. This may or may not be the case in many instances. This creates a particular burden for anesthesia diagnosis coding going forward. We are hearing reports that some surgeon groups are not going to provide facilities with the specific ICD 10 code itself. Rather, they plan to simply use the written diagnosis as they have in the past. This provides additional challenges. There are many more ICD 10 codes that doctors have to choose from now. The handwritten diagnosis may or may not be sufficient. All of this is the reason why we have provided the free download for your convenience and we sincerely hope this report greatly assists anesthesiologists with your ICD 10 coding needs. In the end, we will all get through this hurdle just like we always do. It’s just going to be one more challenge facing us in medicine.

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