bradymiller wrote on Friday, February 22, 2013:
Please point me to the set of official standardized ICD9 fees…
My billing knowledge is really limited, but can you charge a patient for having a cold or diabetes?
The current importing mechanism imports the reference ICD9/ICD10 information in separate tables(note this is configurable in Administration->Lists->Code Types->External; for example, setting it to No means it will only look in the codes table as it did in the past; so there is always the option to continue using the codes table as you were; note the CPT4 uses No, so you will import these just like you previously did into the codes table).
If you are using the ICD9 reference tables (external set to ICD9 diagnosis), here is how a code look up happens:
1. Searching is done in the reference tables.
2. The data that is returned from the search also includes matching items in the ‘codes’ table
Thus if you search for diabetes in the references tables, then the fee sheet will also collect the matching information in the codes table(such as a fee) for this item, if it exists. This is why you store customization/prices/flags in the codes table even though the lookups are done in the reference tables.
Just realize this is very configurable from the Administration->Lists->Code types screen and that you can still set it to work like the old way if you desire.