Vesta Teleradiology releases a white paper, entitled “How to Make Your Transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 a Seamless One,” for the purposes of providing guidance to physician practices as they prepare to transition and “go live” with ICD-10 on October 1st.
The white paper located at vestarad.com/mediablog/blog incorporates preparatory practices as well as answers to common questions for those practices who have found themselves less than adequately prepared for the transition. The white paper provides those all-important answers that will allow those practices whom are not quite prepared to continue to bill under old ICD-9 codes and be reimbursed, so long as specific criteria are met. Specific guidance is delineated in the white paper.
Vijay Vonguru, President, Vesta Teleradiology, knows how apprehensive many providers are feeling about going from some 13,000 diagnostic codes to 69,000 codes, but states that “in the end the changes are for the betterment of patients and providers alike, in that it will serve to streamline referrals and approvals on diagnostic testing, as well as gather epidemiological data” and “this information should hopefully alleviate some of the resistance surrounding the upcoming transition”.
For those practices who having done the hard work and started last year in preparation for the transition, with tutorials for their physician, billing and ancillary staff, coordination with their vendors of EMR software and technical support: Kudos to them and their teams as they are one step ahead of the game. There is still some time for preparation, and utilizing the tips provided in the white paper will help the practices prepare for the October 1st deadline!
About Vesta Teleradiology:
Vesta has been a pioneer in supportive diagnostic workflow technology and quality diagnostic services. The team is steadfast in their passion to remain at the forefront of innovation in healthcare. Prospective clients are offered a free test drive of Vesta’s teleradiology service.