Solution to help clients prepare for ICD-10 transition
NextGen Healthcare Launches ICD-9/ICD-10 Comparison Utility
<0> NextGen HealthcareMichelle Rovner, 215-657-7010 </0>
., a wholly owned subsidiary of . (NASDAQ: QSII) and a leading provider of healthcare information systems and connectivity solutions, announced today the launch of the company’s proprietary ICD-9/ICD-10 Comparison Utility. The Comparison Utility, free to current NextGen Healthcare clients, is designed to help prepare those clients for the transition to ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes, scheduled to occur on October 1, 2014, when the number of diagnosis codes increases from approximately 14,000 to more than 70,000.
The NextGen Healthcare ICD-9/ICD-10 Comparison Utility is an educational and testing tool used by clients to help familiarize themselves with the mapping of ICD-10 codes to the ICD-9 codes most commonly used on a day-to-day basis. The ICD-9/ICD-10 Comparison Utility allows for the analysis of the 837 claim file, providing a snapshot of current billing with ICD-9 and the impact of changing to ICD-10 codes. Additionally, the ICD-9/ICD-10 Comparison Utility will provide NextGen Healthcare clients the capability to generate an 837 claim file with ICD-10 codes and analyze 835 remittance data in an effort to:
“We recognize the importance of this transition and want clients to be prepared and informed of these industry changes and also understand how they might impact their practices and businesses,” said Ana Croxton, vice president of EDI products and services for NextGen Healthcare.
“Our challenge was to find a way to make what appears to be a daunting change easier for our clients. We believe we succeeded in this regard with the development of our ICD-9/ICD-10 Comparison Utility. It offers clients a meaningful start on what ICD-10 means to them. By using our tool, NextGen clients can evaluate if and where additional education and training on the new codes is needed, thereby providing them with the necessary tools and best opportunity for success,” she said.
NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc., provides integrated clinical, connectivity and financial solutions, including revenue cycle management services for ambulatory, inpatient and dental provider organizations. For more information, please visit and . Follow NextGen Healthcare on Twitter at , Facebook at or LinkedIn at .