ICD-10 codes no mystery to physicians at Ob Hospitalist Group thanks to 9 months of “practice” using PatientKeeper
It's hard to imagine that any healthcare provider in the U.S. is more ready for ICD-10, which officially goes into effect tomorrow, than Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG).
Throughout 2015, physicians at OBHG, the largest dedicated OB/GYN hospitalist provider in the nation, have been entering their charges in PatientKeeper Charge Capture software using ICD-10 codes, which were then translated back into ICD-9 codes for billing. Now, on the eve of the mandated cut-over to the new, more complex medical diagnosis coding system, OBHG is confident that nine months of "practice" will help ensure a smooth transition.
"Our doctors have been pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to find and enter ICD-10 codes in PatientKeeper," Tama LeBlanc, Vice President of Information & Technology at OBHG, said. "We used a paper charge entry system previously, and our physicians, billers and coders say PatientKeeper is easier and more efficient."