The new ICD-10 standard for diagnosis codes will be required for all HIPAA-covered CMS claims on October 1, 2015. We encourage customers to develop a readiness plan, and we will continue to closely monitor developments to keep you informed.
The Brightree team has been closely following the announcements and has a robust solution planned for release prior to the CMS deadline. This release will be fully compliant with the ongoing use of ICD-10 codes. As Brightree is a SaaS platform, all customers in good financial standing will be upgraded at no additional cost.
There are approximately 18,000 ICD-9 diagnosis codes, and the transition to ICD-10 will expand the number to approximately 140,000 codes. Because of the increased number of codes, there are very few one-to-one matches. Moving your business forward will require not only compliant solutions, but staff education and training. Brightree is ready to support you with both.