When starting out, you will need to add all the Practice’s frequently used diagnoses. If adding a new diagnosis later, double check the Diagnoses table using the Find field to make sure it is not already listed. Click New from the Diagnoses table to add a diagnosis or double-click on an existing entry to edit.
Note: During the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10, both sets of codes will need to be maintained. At the time if ICD- 10 rollout, which format is used will be controlled by settings specific to each Insurance Plan in the Insurance Plans table.
The Diagnosis (new) screen will appear, as shown below.
Once the ICD-9 is added, the corresponding ICD-10 needs to be created. Having a corresponding ICD-10 will ensure that any Service billed after the rollout will carry the proper Diagnosis code, as required by the Insurance Plan being billed, regardless of how it is entered into the Encounter.
If a single match is found, the following message will appear.
The Diagnosis form will appear with the ICD-10 fields filled in.
Occasionally, a single ICD-9 will correspond with multiple ICD-10s (this is because ICD-10s tend to be more specific). When that happens, the following appears after clicking the Create ICD-10 button:
Multiple Diagnosis screens will appear, one for each corresponding ICD-10, as shown below.
All associated Diagnoses will then be listed in the Diagnoses table, displaying codes in both the ICD-9 and ICD- 10 columns, as shown below.