Yes, you may have thought I dropped off the face of the earth while in fact, I've been hard at work managing a busy practice, 2 kids and a mother with dementia, ha! I've also been hard at work updating Insurance Billing Made Easy for ICD-10, but unfortunately the fates have aligned against me and I have some bad news.
Insurance Billing Made Easy v2 will not be out this year.
I am so close to having the edits completed, but my mother's health has been declining this year and, after a stroke just a few weeks ago, it is clear that I cannot make the necessary time to complete my book update.
So, on October 1st the price of the book will drop by 50% to reflect the non-ICD-10 ready nature of the guide.
The process and information in my book is still relevant and viable, however, so its still a good and worthwhile read if you want to understand insurance! I will be working on the update as early as I can in 2016 and publishing through Amazon with both a print and e-book version thereafter.
Where Do I Get ICD-10 Codes and Conversion Services EASILY??!
The GOOD news is that ICD-10 really does NOT have to be hard at all. Even if you've hardly prepared, you're in for a treat because there are great services for code conversion available and I'm going to tell you where to find them!
My favorite by far is the integrated ClientTracker Code Converter because I literally have to do nothing! If you use ClientTracker and you're in the cloud (recommended!) this is provided to you for free. You enter a diagnosis by name, or by the ICD-9 code and it automatically shows you the ICD-10 options. You pick, the system codes your SOAP note and invoice and voila! Coding is done.
Office Ally also has a free ICD-10 code search tool. You can choose to look up ICD-9 or ICD-10 codes by number or by description. It doesn't convert codes for you, but it will show them to you with a very simple search such as "pain" or "shoulder." Very handy.
Last recommend ICD-10 conversion tool is the AAC Network AcuCode Digital Coding Tool. For an annual fee, you have access to the website where you can enter a description or an ICD-9 diagnosis code and it will list all the ICD-10 codes for you. Efficient and accurate!
I'm afraid that is all the news for now. I have some very helpful updates planned for IBME - tables to help compare digital practice management systems, summary recaps of each chapter to highlight important points, an expanded section on charting, a print version and more! I'm very excited and very close to completion, but due to my mother's health and needs it just has to be on the back burner for a while.
I appreciate all of your patience and patronage! Please don't hesitate to stay in touch and submit questions. Since I am still editing, if there are specific things YOU want to see more of in my next version, let me know! I'll do my best to accommodate your requests.
Until next time, here's to you business success,
~Rebecca Hurwood, LAc