December 17, 2014 — EON Systems Inc., the provider of The Digital Office, a complete software suite for healthcare providers, is excited to announce the launch of its ICD Converter App, which is available on all Android, iPad, and iPhone products.
The ICD Converter App features both ICD-9 to ICD-10 conversion and ICD-10 to ICD-9 conversion. In addition to being able to cross convert the codes, users will also be able to type in keywords to receive the corresponding ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes for the search term entered.
The app will also warn the user of the different codes available for different variations of a condition, such as the right/left specificity needed with certain codes or the seventh character needed for an injury or fracture code. The user can search by procedure code or diagnosis code, as well.
“The ICD-10 conversion is an enormous undertaking for all of us in the healthcare industry.” Ken Thomas, president of EON Systems, said. “With the prevalence of smartphones and tablets today, we believed it would be advantageous to create a tool that might help make this transition to ICD-10 a bit easier, not just for EON Systems’ clients, but for anyone in the healthcare industry that could benefit from the features and functionalities offered in the ICD Converter app.”
A mandatory part of the healthcare reforms that the United States government has been pushing forward, healthcare providers are currently expected to switch from ICD-9 to ICD-10 codes beginning Oct. 1, 2015.
The ICD-9 code set has just over 14,000 diagnosis codes and almost 4,000 procedural codes. In contrast, ICD-10 contains over 68,000 diagnosis codes (clinical modification codes) and over 72,000 procedural codes. More codes allow for greater specificity and enable reports to be more detailed when observing a patient. ICD-10 codes classify the severity of an injury or condition, location on the body, and how it happened.
The ICD Converter app will enable providers to be better prepared for the switch to ICD-10. Rather than memorizing or studying codes, healthcare providers can type in the code they want translated on their phone or tablet and receive instant feedback.
The app is available for Android devices in the Google Play Store, for iPad and iPhone devices in the App Store, and via desktop PCs through the membership site convert10.com.
Source: EON Systems Inc.