WAKEFIELD, R.I. (January 10, 2011) – ChartWise Medical Systems, Inc., (www.chartwisemed.com), an innovative Computer-Assisted Clinical Documentation Improvement software company, today announced that its flagship product, ChartWise:CDI, now includes support for both the current ICD-9 and forthcoming ICD-10 coding systems. ICD-10 is scheduled for an October, 2013 rollout in the United States and is already the subject of much discussion in the healthcare technology industry.
ChartWise has elected to introduce ICD-10 functionality now to help ease the transition to the new system for its clients. With the ChartWise:CDI product, coders will now have the ability to hover over an ICD-9 code and view a pop-up displaying its corresponding ICD-10 code. By placing these updates in front of documentation specialists now, ChartWise is aiming to make them more comfortable with ICD-10 in advance of the switch.
“Most CDI vendors are focusing solely on the software they will provide once ICD-10 hits,” said Dr. Jon Elion, founder and CEO of ChartWise. “What we’re looking to do is enable clinical documentation specialists and coders to become familiar with the new codes now. This exposure over the next couple years will prove invaluable when everything changes over.”
ChartWise’s new crosswalk functionality will not only be a benefit to its customers leading up to the transition to ICD-10, but will prove a beneficial tool afterwards as well. The Computer-Assisted Clinical Documentation Improvement software will include functionality to display the older, ICD-9 equivalent of the new ICD-10 codes they’re implementing.
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