Ambulatory software and outsourced billing/business office services vendor Athenahealth Inc. has issued a guarantee to customers that the vendor will be compliant with ICD-10 code sets when the October 2014 deadline hits, or customers won’t pay for the services.
“We will be able to send out both paper and electronic ICD-10 compliant claims to all HIPAA-covered entities,” the company promises. “We will incorporate ICD-10 Medicare medical necessity checks into our patented billing rules engine, as CMS makes them available. You will be able to move from SNOMED to ICD-10 diagnosis codes directly within the athenaClinicals EHR to send orders and create claims.”
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