As the healthcare industry implements ICD-10 this month it is important to realize the practical effect such a change will have on operations. One of the often overlooked effects of changing to ICD-10 is that superbills will drastically increase in length. Depending on the specialty, they may be up to fifteen pages long due to the specificity and number of codes in ICD-10. Because of this, paper copies of superbills are beginning to become obsolete, and providers will need a new tool that can provide point-of-care capabilities and synchronization. ServiceTrac , a top of the line charge capture tool, provides this.
ServiceTrac is a web-based coding tool that is specifically tailored to fit the ICD-10 system. The ServiceTrac tool consists of a useful conglomeration of features that work for the benefit of every user, making coding simpler and easier. Some of ServiceTrac’s best features include:
- Both CPD and ICD coding
- PQRS capture
- Reconciliation to avoid lost charges
- Automatically monitored concurrency and open procedures.
Below we have listed three major ways in which ServiceTrac’s features help to make coding easier for you:
1. Categorization of CPT Codes
Searching for and finding the correct CPT codes can be a hassle and can consume your valuable time. ServiceTrac can help you to reach these codes more quickly and without as much hassle with its advanced CPT search. ServiceTrac has the capability to categorize CPT codes by visit type, location and service type, and can implement new categories unique to the provider’s needs to optimize for quick selection. In addition, ServiceTrac includes a coding wizard that walks you through the correct CPT selections and modifiers.
2. Unique Search Features
ServiceTrac offers the ability to quickly and easily find the appropriate ICD codes for any situation. The user is able to search by description, which intuitively adds tags to detail-required specificity. A provider can even look up an individual’s stored patient history. After using certain codes and their corresponding tags, ServiceTrac will automatically store and display the most frequently used codes for added ease of use to the provider. All of these features work together to make the coding experience as simple and efficient as possible.
3. Mobile Device Capabilities
In addition to the great features for ServiceTrac on a computer, ServiceTrac also has built-in smartphone capabilities to ensure providers can code through any medium that best suits their needs, whether that be a computer or handheld device.
In the end, the transition to ICD-10 can be stressful and confusing, but only if you let it be. By enlisting the help of ServiceTrac and its advanced features, coding with ICD-10 can be easy and stress-free.