With Over 68,000 codes ,ICD-10 is extensive as compared to the former ICD-9.The increased specificity calls for more accuracy and a herculean preparation.MBC's ICD-10 trained coders come with a guarantee of ensuring complete success with the transition.
The transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 is humungous with a five times increase in diagnosis codes, to roughly 68,000 codes. Claims will not be processed if a medical practice or insurance payer does not switch to ICD-10. The new coding system does not change the procedure for outpatient billing.
ICD-10 code set can have three, four, five, six, or seven characters. Most of the three-character codes are used as headings for categories of codes; which can further expand to four, five, or six characters to add more specific details regarding the diagnosis. A three-character category that has no further subdivision can be a stand-alone. The next three characters correspond to the related etiology which is the cause of a disease or condition, anatomic site, severity, or other details. Finally, a seventh character is the most significant differences between ICD-9 and ICD-10 because the former does not provide a mechanism to track the details that the seventh character provides.