ICD-10 transition for ophthalmologists made easy

Computer Assisted Coding (CAC) is the latest in innovative Health Information Technology (HIT). A CAC analyzes health care records for current findings and patient history in order to recommend the appropriate medical diagnosis codes for the exam.  

Future coding requirements will demand providers, at the time of service, to record the diagnoses, adding another element to the exam process. Selection from over 14,000 ICD-10 codes can be time consuming, even with keyword search tools. In addition, to capture the full complexity of a patient’s medical standing, the average number of diagnosis codes entered per patient encounter will swell from the current 1.6 diagnoses entered today, to 3.8 diagnoses entered on average in the future. Having an easy and effective way to use ICD-10 codes will be crucial to exam flow efficiency.

There is no need to learn or understand ICD-10 codes. The ifa CAC, called the Clinical Coding Management Module (CCMM), is an integral part of the MU certified ifa EHR. With the CCMM, there is no scrolling through hundreds of coding options, searching by old diagnosis codes, nor typing for keyword searches in order to find the needed ICD-10 codes.

The ifa team presents the CAC comfort at the 2015 ASCRS meeting in San Diego (appointments recommended).