Ritecode.com is now offering two, ICD-9
to ICD-10 code conversion services.
One is a simple ICD-9 to ICD-10 conversion of a list of codes in
either ASCII or Excel format, up to 500, into an excel spreadsheet list. If you
send them sorted by quantity I can generate the file sorted by quantity. Since
for many specialties, the list will expand considerably, we can remove certain
codes upon request (e.g., unspecified ears or eyes). The basic service is $500.
The comprehensive service, explained below is $1,800.
I have checked other, competing services and most perform a generic
GEMS conversion for about $2500. Understanding all the rules, codes, disease options,
and making critical decisions concerning which codes to include and which
to exclude is not a trivial task. The Ritecode staff has spent well over
200 hours studying and preparing our ICD-10 training course; plus we have been teaching
medical coding and billing for over 15 years.
The comprehensive Ritecode service is personalized and customized
to your specialty. We anticipate and fix any areas of vagueness or uncertainty from
your ICD-10 code selection. With the expansion of codes in ICD-10 it is simply impossible
to get even a marginally correct list of codes on even two pages. Decisions have
to be made. The first question is do you want to code to the highest level of specificity
and properly report codes using ICD-10 guidelines? If the answer is yes, we can
Send us a list of either your top 200 codes or the codes from your
current fee ticket in a text (ASCII) file or Excel spreadsheet (computer
readable) format. We provide multiple options:
A customized ICD-10 code list with approximately 150 codes (2 columns
of 50) per page.
One or two page option (can be any length)
Your list of codes and names
Updated disease or condition descriptions
Optional removal of unspecific diseases, eye or eyelid codes.
Add in required or missing diseases/codes
Expand to all relevant ICD-10 codes
Options for listing laterality, eyelid codes, occurrence codes, and
glaucoma stage codes.
Options for listing diabetes codes (well over 100)
for printing wildcards and a 6th & 7th digit legend.
11. Up to
4 hours of conference calls/webinars with the doctors and staff.
of up to 12 encounters for documentation errors/improvements.
for proper injury coding: sequela (late effects), injury (S and T codes), Place
of Injury (W and Y codes).
of alternative, common names for conditions not found in the ICD-10 manual.
advice on codes that do not have an ICD-10 crosswalk.
to the Ritecode expert staff.
of Mind. Take advantage of our expertise and economies of scale. We will perform
hundreds of conversions in the next 12 months. We can do it faster, better, and
less expensively than you could do it yourself. We go to all the bother and reinvent
Our introductory fee for the custom conversion service above is $1800.
If you are interested in knowing the current quality of your ICD-9 code list and
how many ICD-10 codes it will expand into, please send the list, with your contact
information, to jeff@Ritecode.com in
a spreadsheet format. Be sure to list the ICD-9 codes as text so they
do not truncate fifth digits (.00). In addition to your current fee ticket list,
be sure to send your top reported ICD-9 codes for a year (generated from your practice
management system). There is no fee for this preliminary evaluation.
Jeffrey Restuccio, CPC, CPC-H