These tools can make your work easier!
Smartphones are great tools that help us in many areas of life. For medical billing and coding professionals, a mobile phone allows you to get better at your job! There are several different smartphone apps out on the market that offer medical billers and coders help with processing and coding health insurance claims.
If you’re looking for tools to help you on the job or with school work, then you’ve come to the right place. Harris Casel Institute doesn’t necessarily promote or endorse any of these apps, but we want to encourage our students and graduates to find and research more tools that help them. These apps could be useful if you’re a student who needs help with studying or a professional who wants to get the job done quicker.
Below is a list of four free apps for iPhone and Android users:
1. MTBC ICD 9-10
This app helps users easily convert the old ICD-9 codes to ICD-10. With one step you can determine which updated ICD-10 code should be used. Users may enter the ICD-9 codes (either fully or partially}. You can also use keywords to easily help you look up a code. This app features a full list of ICD-10 code descriptions so you may compare them with the old ICD-9 codes. Users may also search specific ICD-9 or ICD-10 codes. Plus, this tool is helpful because you can set up an easy-access reference for your most commonly used diagnostic codes.
2. STAT ICD-10 Coder
STAT ICD-10 is an app that offers more than 60,000 ICD-10-CM descriptions. This app operates with the latest data sets published by CMS. You can search codes by disease classification as you scroll downwards. You can also use keywords or search by using the index.
3. InPracSys ICD-10 Converter
Are you still having trouble switching from ICD-9 codes to ICD-10 codes? InPracSys is a user-friendly app that also allows you to enter an ICD-9 code and then scroll through a list of medical conditions so you can choose the correct one as you label health insurance claims. After you choose a medical code, it provides a full description of the code terms and related services as well as the ICD-9 and ICD-10 conversions and other similar matches.
4. Coding Institute: ICD-10 Search
This app is particularly helpful when studying or book marking frequently used codes. The helpful tool offers an ICD-10-CM search, and an ICD-9 to ICD-10 converter. You can also save your favorite or most used codes, code descriptions, indexes, and subindexes. If there are certain codes you’d like to remember for a test, you could bookmark the ones you still need to review while studying. The app may help you memorize and access them quicker. Plus, if you’re a professional, easily accessing your favorites will help you process more claims within the working day.
Whether you’re a medical billing and coding student or professional, make life easier. Take advantage of your smartphone and its many helpful applications.
This article is offered by the Harris Casel Institute’s weekly blog. We hope these smartphone apps are useful to you during your medical billing and coding training and career. We offer twice-weekly student resources, career readiness, health tips, and program-related articles in our blog. For more information about a medical billing and coding training program or any of our other career programs, contact Harris Casel at any time.