SOAPware is ICD-10Ranked #1 in Quality of Care. #1 Recommended EHR System for Small Practices.
No practice, large or small, is immune from ICD-10 concerns
ICD-10 is a cause for concern among everyone in the healthcare industry. No practice, large or small, is immune from ICD-10 concerns.
The ICD-10 transition can seem overwhelming and intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Taking where you are now and learning how to take a practical path forward can help significantly reduce the concerns surrounding ICD-10 transitioning.
First, it is important to realize that with SOAPware’s unique approach you don’t have to start with ICD-10 from scratch. We have designed our tools so that you simply use the diagnoses you now enter into your usual clinical documentation which already have billable ICD-10 codes attached. With a single click or two, more specific ICD-10 codes can be selected and/or added when preferred.
SOAPware is dedicated to making the transition as seamless as possible for you and your practice
It is our intent for the degree of inconvenience, as well as expense, of transitioning from ICD-9 to ICD-10 to be far less for SOAPware clients than what is becoming the norm in the industry. We are happy to conference with your ICD-10 Implementation Planning Committees. This is especially true for sites not yet using SOAPware who are facing unacceptable, added burdens for both clinicians and coders in order to achieve ICD-10 compliance. Consider that it may likely be far less costly to switch to SOAPware, than purchase and implement the ICD-10 upgrade paths offered by many other systems. Also, if you are an enterprise challenged with transitioning your outlying medical practices, we can discuss the options to bring in their ICD-10 codes from SOAPware into the enterprise billing system. This will likely save significant time, expense and frustration. This is likely to be far more practical than attempting to force use of the enterprise EHR system into them.
The ICD-10 coding feature works great – click on the ICD-10 code listed, and other related codes are listed in Smart Text Quick Access to allow selecting the most definitive. Very cool feature! This will make transitioning MUCH easier.Alan D., MD
Resources available to help in implementing ICD-10
Numerous resources are available to help in implementing ICD-10; the key is to take advantage of them. The official website resource, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) ICD-10, provides all the official codes as well as, timelines, checklists and implementation guides. In fact, most of the information available at other sites is derived from the CMS site. Communicate and collaborate with others in your area to share lessons and help with the transition. You can do this through organization newsletters and social media as well as at conferences, workshops, and other educational events.
ICD-10 Implementation/Transition Overview
ICD-10 Implementation-Transition with SOAPware Provider Resources CMS Link
American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC)
ICD10 Code translator AAPC
American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
ICD-10 support is already built into current versions of SOAPware
Enough ICD-10 support is already built into current versions of SOAPware that we are advising our clients to consecutively proceed with initiatives to both begin as well as plan the transition process from ICD-9 to ICD-10. You can proceed now rather than waiting and hoping that something useful and practical will be forthcoming.
There are no plans for SOAPware users to upload a lengthy upgrade (from the current version) or engage a third party coding tool, in order to achieve ICD-10 and SNOMED-CT capabilities.
For those who haven’t moved to the SOAPware Cloud Services, there will not be a need to upgrade servers to accommodate ICD-10, and the only downtime to plan for is the time it takes to download and install updates.
The process in place is SO SIMPLE and INTUITIVE! Users are going to LOVE this feature – it will make coding for ICD-10 a breeze!Alan D., MD