MacPractice is compatible with ICD-10. In fact, MacPractice is compatible with many code systems, such as SNOMED, CPT, and LOINC codes. In MacPractice 5, we added a new Code Mapping feature to allow the use of multiple coding systems across different features as required.

Did you know that the 13,000 ICD-9 codes currently used become 68,000 codes with ICD-10? Just as you do not use all 13,000 codes now with ICD-9, CMS assures that your practice will still only use a small subset of ICD-10 codes. Also, the transition to ICD-10 does not affect the use of CPT codes for outpatient and office coding. Only diagnosis and inpatient procedure codes are expanded. With that in mind, here is how you can prepare:

Update to MacPractice 5

The Code Mapper feature and ICD-10 codes are only compatible with MacPractice 5 and beyond. To update to MacPractice 5, you may need to update your operating system. Mavericks or Yosemite are required.

Learn How Your Codes will Change

The most important and challenging step of the transition will be to educate yourself on how your most commonly used ICD-9 codes will translate to ICD-10, and the additional specificity needed to accurately code claims. If you do not know your most commonly used codes, you might run a Production Analysis report in MacPractice to find out. Production Detailed by Procedure and Production by Diagnosis are just two of the reports you might consider.

There are a number of training and learning options available for the ICD-10 transition. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and World Health Organization (WHO) each offer free online tools, general equivalence maps, roadmaps, fact sheets, and more. There are also a number of CME/CE courses on ICD-10 coding.

Test your Codes with MacPractice Code Mapping

ICD-10 requires a high degree of coding specificity and detailed documentation. Code Mapping allows you to connect ICD-9 codes to ICD-10 codes faster by offering possible suggestions when a translation is needed. MacPractice Code Mapping is clear, concise, and consistent. It makes the mundane and laborious task of code mapping as simple as possible. Special care is taken to ensure that the accuracy of an individual patient data is retained. A single diagnosis is mapped for one patient at a time rather than erroneously mapping all diagnosis for multiple patients. The Code Mapper presents where it most naturally fits into the workflow, so you will only see it if something needs mapped.