Hi guys. ICD10 starts in 10 days. Putting aside the fact that the giant database of diagnosis codes in my head will be useless at that point, too many of our doctors have stalled on getting ready and we are rushing to make sure everything is set up properly.
One of the things I DON’T need to rush to do is make sure my billing system is ready. I use Lytec and my amazing dealer, Advanced Data Management, has spent the last three weeks transitioning everything. I mean, I paid for it, but they called me to get things going. Anyone with Lytec, please call them. (909) 861-1357. Ask for Jo-Ann or Kelly. Here is the website:
I know that I don’t normally do plugs like this, but it is so important that you are all ready. If you end up having to put each of the new DX in manually, you are going to slow down to a CRAWL.And please be aware, if you have an EHR connected to your billing system, the charges are going to have issues coming over if your billing system does not have the ICD10 dx.
Good luck everyone! We are going to need it.
April 1st is the deadline to switch over to the new CMS forms. And that is today. I know that there are a lot of you out there following this blog, so I have a quick public service announcement.
Please make sure you have the new forms for your paper AND electronic submissions today. If you are not sure whether or not you have the new forms, call around. Call your clearinghouse! Call your software vendor! Call MY software vendor! Call support! You may need to upgrade your software or re-map your print image file and test everything to make sure it’s working properly.
If you need help today, and you can’t get hold of your support people, please do actually call my support people. I use Lytec and I get it from Advanced Data Management. If you have an older version of Lytec and you don’t want to upgrade, they can get you the new CMS form for your current version (back through Lytec 2006 I believe). Even if you don’t have Lytec, they might be able to help you. You can find them here at http://www.adm1inc.com or call them at (800) 888-2361. They have been busily helping their customers get ICD10 ready for the last three months (including me–thanks Jo-Ann!) and if you left it to the last minute, please don’t leave it any longer.