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ICD-9 Diagnosis Codes Deprecation FAQs

Updated: 02/23/2022
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Answers to the most common questions about ICD-9 diagnosis codes no longer being available in the Kareo Web Application beginning May 2022. 

Question Answer
What is happening? Due to continuing product enhancements, Kareo will begin deprecating ICD-9 diagnosis codes from all of the solutions. This will be done in phases and as part of the first phase, ICD-9 diagnosis codes will no longer be available for selection when creating a new charge and superbill in the Kareo Web Application.
When is this happening? Starting May 2022, ICD-9 diagnosis codes will no longer be available for selection when creating a new charge and superbill in the Kareo Web Application.
Why is this happening? There are numerous reasons but these are the key points:
  • ICD-10 diagnosis codes went into effect October 1, 2014. 
  • A more streamlined workflow will be replacing the existing Billing Charge Capture and Clinical Superbill features. 
  • On May 25, 2019, World Health Organization (WHO) released ICD-11 diagnosis codes and although it will take several years to officially be used in the United States, this update helps prepare the Kareo platform to efficiently support that transition in the future. 
I use the ICD-9 to ICD-10 conversion when creating a new charge capture and/or superbill. How can I find the appropriate ICD-10 diagnosis codes? You can search for the ICD-10 diagnosis code when creating a new charge and/or superbill. The ICD-9 to ICD-10 conversion will still be available on encounters in the Kareo Desktop Application (PM). You can also use the ICD-10 Diagnosis Crosswalk tool to easily identify your most commonly used ICD-9 diagnosis codes and map them to ICD-10 codes.
Tip_Icon.png Tip: To prepare for this update, begin marking your commonly used ICD-10 diagnosis codes as favorites when adding a problem in the note or entering a new charge.
What if I still need to bill ICD-9 diagnosis codes for specific payers (e.g., Auto, W/C)? You can still enter ICD-9 diagnosis codes on encounters in the Kareo Desktop Application (PM).
What will happen to charges and superbills previously created with ICD-9 diagnosis codes? Can I still see the ICD-9 diagnosis codes? ICD-9 diagnosis codes on charges and superbills that were submitted to the Kareo Desktop Application (PM) can still be viewed on encounters in the Kareo Desktop Application (PM). You will only see the ICD-10 diagnosis codes on charges and superbills in the Kareo Web Application.
We use custom ICD-9 diagnosis codes. Can those be converted to ICD-10? Custom ICD-9 diagnosis codes cannot be converted to ICD-10 but will still be available in the Kareo Desktop Application (PM). However, we recommend creating and using custom ICD-10 diagnosis codes to prepare for this update.
Where can I find general information about ICD-10 diagnosis code updates? Visit the CMS website for more general information about ICD-10.
Who can I contact if I have more questions? Contact Kareo Support for any additional questions about this update.

 

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