At Applied Research Works, we’ve been gearing up for the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 codes for quite awhile now. We’re prepared and confident that Cozeva® is ready to help our customers navigate the transition. Recently, we sat down with Wayne Pan, ARW’s Chief Medical Officer, to discuss the upcoming ICD-10 transition, what it entails, how ARW prepared, and the impact to our customers.
How has ARW prepared for the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10? Cozeva has ICD-9 codes already in it. We’ve mapped the HCC’s to ICD-10, and on October 1st, we’ll present the matching codes. The crosswalk is already there, so if a patient has HCC 123, Cozeva will suggest, here are the ICD-10 codes associated with HCC 123. How will this impact our customers? For us, the transition to ICD-10 is like Y2K, a non-event. The transition will be seamless because our providers already know how to use ICD-9. It’s the same interface, so there’s no additional training involved. We show them how to select the right ICD-10 code for documentation and claim submission. Starting October 1st, providers and their staff will need to code using ICD-10. We’re ready to accept the back end ICD-10 data feeds that automatically load into Cozeva. On the front end, the current coding is based on HCCs, not on code, so we’ve mapped HCC to HCC for ICD-9 to ICD-10, and providers will simply have to pick from a new menu which displays the new code number and name, so there’s really no extra work on the provider’s part. Change is hard, so we’ve designed the new way to feel like the old way, so that it’s easier to change. Doing things the new way feels just like the old way, which makes it easy for providers and their staff who are already familiar with Cozeva. Here are some additional resources for the transition towards ICD-10: 10 Facts about ICD-10 (CMS Video) The Latest News from CMS CMS Quick Start Guide