The U.S. healthcare system is now 10 months away from the ICD-10 “live” date. Physician practices that are using paper superbills have two options. They can convert the ICD-9 superbill to an ICD-10 superbill or capture ICD-10 codes electronically through an EMR or practice management system.
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In preparation for ICD-10, the National Uniform Claim Committee (NUCC) has approved an updated 1500 form that will allow up to 12 diagnoses codes as opposed to the previous version’s four (4). This change has been needed since electronic claims have allowed more than the four diagnoses on the current 1500 Form for years.
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