HIPAA 4010 to 5010 migration, is your EHR and practice management software ready?
The 5010 standards replace the existing 4010/4010A1 version of HIPAA transactions, which go back nearly a decade—an eternity in the tech world and address many of the shortcomings in the current version, including the fact that 4010 does not support ICD-10 coding.
Make sure that your EHR and practice management software has made the move to 5010.
As of this month the drchrono platform has been moved over to 5010, so when the medical industry is ready to move from ICD-9 to ICD-10 we are ready.
(The ICD-9 codes have ~16,000 diagnosis codes and ICD-10 has ~64,000 diagnosis codes.)
CMS will be forcing the US healthcare system to fully move over to ICD-10 October 2013.
The switch to ICD-10 and 5010 facilitates more accurate coding, billing, and reimbursement.