Buffalo, N.Y., September 23, 2015 - As the nation’s health care providers and payors prepare for a new type of health diagnosis coding on October, 1, 2015, DxID has launched a mobile application that will make the shift much easier.
The DxCodeMapper is a free application from DxID that allows users to browse, search, and translate ICD-9 and ICD-10 diagnosis codes on any Android or Apple device.
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ICD-10 (International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision) represents health-care diagnoses and procedure codes. The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has mandated the upgrade from the ICD-9 coding to ICD-10 because of the latter version’s ability to provide better detail when reporting on medical conditions and diseases. DxID Code Mapper is built to help providers access the correct code as efficiently as possible.
DxID, an affiliate company of Independent Health, was established in 2011 to help Medicare Advantage and Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) plans with coding management and medical record documentation to comply with CMS documentation requirements.
There is much concern around the complications of the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 due to the sheer number and specificity of the ICD-10 codes. For every one ICD-9 code available now, there are up to seven, more specific, “replacement” ICD-10 codes to describe a condition, injury or disease, increasing the number of available codes from 13,000 ICD-9 codes to 68,000 ICD-10 codes.
For example, ICD-9 has approximately 40 different codes concerning diabetes. Under ICD-10, there are more than 140 codes to describe diabetes, due to more specificity around the disease.
The DxCodeMapper App was conceived, developed and implemented with the end user in mind. It will help physicians meet their requirement to submit claims using the new coding system with as little disruption to their practice as possible.
The application has extensive and rapid bidirectional searching capabilities between ICD-9 and ICD-10, as well as partial word and partial term search capabilities.
"The DxID team has built this highly flexible and easy tool to help physician and provider practices ease into the new ICD-10 world," said Betsy Gaffney, CEO, DxID. "The DxID Team continues to innovate products and services to improve and support the business of the practice of medicine."
DxID provides Medicare Advantage plans and PACE plans with enhanced expertise in HCC Management. At DxID, we help to ensure PACE participant and Medicare Advantage member profiles are complete, resulting in the most appropriate reimbursement from CMS. By assembling a more complete medical profile of Medicare Advantage members and PACE participants, we help plans verify medical record documentation by member and create an audit trail to ensure that all CMS documentation requirements are met. Additionally, DxID offers customized reporting by member, provider and plan, documentation to support earlier, more accurate interventions for members, as well as support for physicians in meeting their documentation requirements.