Setting up Medisoft 19 for the New Diagnosis Codes

Prior to Installation of Medisoft 19 for upgraders

Prior to installing Medisoft 19, print the Diagnosis Code grid as a reference for your existing diagnosis codes.

If your setup was non-standard, you may need to re-enter some codes after conversion.

During Conversion to Medisoft 19

When Medisoft 19 is installed, the following will take place automatically:

If the ICD-9 field (formerly the Code 2 field) was empty, all values in the old Code 1 field will be copied to the ICD-9 field. If the ICD-9 field was populated, no change will be made.

If the value in the old Code 1 field is copied, the description of the field will be copied into the Description field for the new ICD-9 field.

The ICD-10 field (formerly the Code 3 field) will be cleared. Any codes or other values that had been in this field must be re-entered after conversion to Medisoft 19. You can no longer use the old Code 3 field (now ICD-10 field) for ICD-9 codes. If your claims use this field, you must change them to use the ICD-9 field.

After Installation of Medisoft 19

Once the installation of Medisoft 19 is complete and your practice data has been converted, you can use the ICD-10 Code Mapping Utility to create ICD-10 equivalents for existing ICD-9 codes. For more information, see “Create ICD-10 Code Mapping Utility” on page 14. Where there is no direct correlation of an ICD-10 code to an ICD-9 code, you can make a choice based on your practice needs.

In addition, there is a new utility that quickly allows you to specify which code set (ICD-9 or ICD-10) your insurance carriers will be using. For more information on using this utility see the following blog posting:

If you have created custom labels for the old Code 1, 2, or 3 fields, you will need to recreate them.

After Installation–Electronic Claims for Upgraders

With Medisoft 19, you can no longer use Code 1 on the Diagnosis Entry screen for electronic claims, since this value is not specific to a version of the ICD code set. Instead, you must use the new Set ICD Version utility to set all of your carriers to use ICD-9. For more information on this screen, see the following blog posting:

After Installation–Paper Claims for Upgraders

If you had a customized insurance claim and it is possible that you set the claim to look at Code 1 or Code 3 (on the Diagnosis Entry screen) for box 21, you must change it to use the Code 2 field (now the ICD-9 field) when using the current CMS-1500 form.

Note: the table name in the report designer shows ICD-9.

The new claim delivered with v19 is already set to use the ICD-9 or ICD-10 fields.