ICD-10 is the tenth and the current revision of ICD coding system that replaced ICD-9 in the US as of October 1, 2015.
It contains codes for diseases, signs, and symptoms, abnormal findings, complaints, social circumstances, and external causes of injury or diseases.
ICD-10 classification system is more detailed than previous ICD-9 revision, meaning that it has way more diagnosis codes, which means that clinical information, including patient diagnoses, is more accurately documented.
Knowing all these codes is impossible without some kind of reference. The best reference is the one you can carry around with you - on your mobile phone.
Here are some ICD-10 mobile apps that health care providers may find useful.
ICD10 Consult 2017 App
The first app to consider is certainly ICD-10 Consult, particularly its 2017 iteration, which is effective October 1, 2016, through September 30, 2017.
The app allows users to quickly and easily search for ICD-10 codes and view deep analysis for each, access tens of thousands of medical acronyms and synonyms, check coding guidelines and instructions, browse diagnosis by chapter, section, and subsection, convert ICD9 codes to ICD10, and more.
The app is free to download and use on Android and iPhone, however, users can choose to purchase the upgrade at the price of $9.99, which basically only disables the ads.
MTBC ICD 9-10 App
Since ICD-9 codes are still in use, having a good converter can come in handy. MTBC ICD 9-10 app is an easy tool that converts ICD-9 diagnostic codes to ICD-10 version of comprehensive coding.
Thanks to its clean and easy to use user interface, browsing for codes is really convenient.
The app includes all the ICD-9 codes and their ICD-10 alternative codes that users can search by specialty, and add to favorites for easier access.
The app is free to use on both iOS and Android devices.
DxCodeMapper is another converter app that allows providers to browse, search, and convert ICD-9 and ICD-10 diagnosis codes in accordance with CMS's established General Equivalence Mapping (GEM) methodology.
The app allows bi-directional conversion between ICD-9 and ICD-10, and provides detailed and complete descriptions, using CMS official descriptions. Searching for codes and descriptions works using even partial words.
The app is free to download and use on Android and iOS.
Quick ICD 10 App
Quick ICD 10 app enables a simple and quick search for codes, as well as a conversion of ICD 9 codes to ICD 10 codes and vice versa.
Codes can be searched by number or by description, and the app allows users to search using multiple keywords. Search results can be saved as favorites for future access. Searches are also saved in user's history so they can be quickly accessed. The ICD 10 codes can be printed or shared through email.
Besides as a mobile app, Quick ICD 10 is also available as a web app.
The app is free to use across the devices.
STAT ICD-10 Coder App
STAT ICD-10 Coder app allows users to quickly look up ICD-10 diagnosis codes. It contains more than 60,000 ICD-10-CM descriptions from the latest data sets published by CMS.
All codes are downloaded to the device, so looking up the codes doesn't require an Internet access.
STAT ICD-10 Coder app works faster because it provides only a diagnosis name and the respective ICD-10 code, without additional description.
The app is free to download and use on iOS only, but users can purchase and upgrade with additional codes for $9.99.
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ICD 10 Pro
Android users can install and use ICD 10 Pro app, which is also available for free (to try before buy). This app contains ICD-10-CM data with more than 90,000 codes provided by the World Health Organization (WHO).
The app allows users to browse all ICD-10-CM chapters, blocks, categories, and codes, search the ICD-10-CM code by the description or the code itself, add their own notes and folders, favorite codes, and more.
The codes in the app are frequently and regularly updated, and once downloaded they can be accessed offline.
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ICD-10 On the Go App
ICD-10 On the Go app allows providers to search for ICD-10 codes with their respective descriptions, organize their favorites codes into folders and subfolders, share the codes via email, and select up to 8 codes from their favorites list to print in ICD-10 routing form.
The app is available only on iOS for $4.99. However, the same developers made another app, ICD-10 Free, which is, as its name suggests, available for free.
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CPC ICD-10 Exam Prep App
The role of Certified Professional Coder (CPC) is overseeing the medical coding for healthcare agencies. CPC make sure that medical coding used is in compliance with all medical coding laws and regulations and ensure that the coding used is for reimbursable expenses when necessary.
CPC ICD-10 Exam Prep app helps users prepare for the exam they need to take in order to become certified professional coders.
The app is initially free to download and use. It contains 30 free questions, along with 30 bonus questions available through social media, offers 14-day access to the Question of the Day (QOTD), and provides comprehensive test-taking strategy guide.
Premium purchase for $14.99 unlocks 500 total practice questions plus additional features.
The exam materials provided in CPC ICD-10 Exam Prep app cover a range of topics, including Anatomy, Anesthesia, Coding Guidelines, Compliance and Regulatory, Evaluation and Management, ICD-10-CM, Medical Terminology, and more.
Users can create customized practice tests, view detailed answer rationales, review their results, and track their progress.