drchrono Shares Statistics on Healthcare Providers Converting from ICD-9 to ICD-10 On its Platform

drchrono ICD-10 conversion tool simplifies transition for physicians so they can focus on patient care instead of billing and documentation

drchrono, the best EHR experience for physicians and their patients, announced today new data on the number of medical professionals using its platform who have already successfully completed the conversion from ICD-9 to ICD-10 less than a month after the October first deadline.

On October 1, 2015, a big change happened on the scale of Y2K that dramatically impacted the healthcare community. Medical documentation changed, and the industry moved from an older limited medical code set to a more robust medical code set. The International Classification of Diseases or ICD code set was officially updated from ICD-9 to ICD-10 which affected medical billers, providers, and payors.

Taking a look at the move

The drchrono team did an analysis of how successful the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 has been on its own platform.  An overwhelming 99% of medical claims sent over the drchrono platform since October 1, 2015 were sent using ICD-10 codes. The drchrono platform has submitted ICD-10 claims to over 1300+ payers (e.g. Medicaid, Medicare and other insurance companies), and as of Oct 1, 2015, medical professionals in 46 out of the 50 states are submitting ICD-10 codes.

Free ICD-9 to ICD-10 conversion tool

drchrono provides a free ICD-9 to ICD-10 converter tool to all of its users. For physicians that are looking to make the transition easier, drchrono has built an ICD-9 and ICD-10 converter tool for the web platform as well as for iPad. Medical professionals using drchrono’s EHR platform can log in, enter ICD-9 codes and convert the codes to ICD-10 with ease. With the change from ICD-9 to ICD-10, medical professionals can focus on what is important, namely, the patients.

There are 4 different cases for converting codes from ICD-9 to ICD-10

  • One ICD-9 code to a matched ICD-10 code
  • One ICD-9 code to a group of matched ICD-10 codes
  • One ICD-9 code to one of many groups of ICD-10 codes
  • One ICD-9 code to a manually picked ICD-10 code or group of codes

drchrono published videos on converting codes via iPad and Web to help educate physicians and their staff on the conversion process. The company also provides a free iPhone, Apple Watch and Web medical codes reference app for any medical professional.

“drchrono’s ICD-10 conversion tool made this transition very simple and straightforward,” said David R. Beckwith, M.D.   “All of my bills submitted since October 1 went through flawlessly.  This means we get to spend more time on patient care and less time worrying about billing and accounting.  drchrono has once again made running the daily operations of our practice much easier.”

Daniel Kivatinos, COO and co-founder of drchrono states, “Our mission is to make healthcare simple for the medical community. Providers need to document, and documentation takes of large amounts of time.  Our conversion tool eliminates the hassle and complications of the conversion process, making it very straightforward so our provider clients can focus on patient care.”