This article excerpt about rehab therapy billing software and ICD-10 compliance was originally published in PT Products magazine on July 1, 2015. Read the full article here.
Industry insiders share their insight on the advent of ICD-10 and the steps PTs can take to prep their practice and billing software
As the ICD-10 transition rests its fingertips just on the horizon, ill preparation for its arrival can result in a variety of consequences for physical therapy facilities. Chief among them are claim denials and compliance issues.[…]
Billing Software Purchase Considerations
A billing system that is compliant with HIPAA Version 5010 transaction standards can also serve as a key necessity, according to Luke Sands, vice president of Sales, ReDoc by Net Health, Pittsburgh. He recommends that practices verify whether their EMR captures ICD-10 codes as needed for billing purposes, as well as whether the software has a crosswalk or look-up feature, and what means are embedded in the software searching for ICD-10 codes.