Using the wrong medical diagnosis code can cause a denial for a service or procedure but finding the right ICD-9-CM code when the case requires one may require checking numerous sources. That is where Fast Coder helps out. This web-based Encoder is chock-full of coding tools that give coders, physicians, non-physician practitioners, and billers the information they need – all in one place.
Coders and billers are more productive – and providers are happier – thanks to faster code lookup and payment processing. Payers too smile from ear-to-ear thanks to quick reference details that aid them in proper claims remittance analysis. These features make Fast Coder more powerful in speeding payment than free software sites.
Coding Institute Exclusive! Google-like efficiency with simultaneous search results from official indexes, natural language dictionary and tables, which decreases amount of word lookup.
Customer favorite! Top reported ICD-9-CM codes for a medical procedure. Almost 10,000 procedure-diagnoses crosswalks added and audited this year by medical and coding experts like Rajendra Sharma, RN, CPC
Coder must have. Optional official index search to code range view duplicates proper coding process.
Keyword lookup! Common word search – Aids beginning coders and providers in finding the correct code. New abbreviations and commonly used medical terms added every month.
ICD-10-CM crosswalk developed by AHIMA approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainers like Jen Godreau, CPC, CPMA, CPEDC – Helps coders compare ICD-9 to ICD-10 options at a glance.
Official long code descriptors – Meets compliance requirements to use complete code definition for accurate code selection. Watch out! Freebie sites may give only the short code descriptor leading to inaccurate coding.
SuperCoder delivers valid and reliable results, from anywhere with an internet connection. This is my go-to resource for ICD-9-CM, CPT, HCPCS codes; each code generates tips, the clinical responsibility of providers if available, fee schedules, and any associated coding and compliance newsletters all interfaced on one screen.
Performing internal auditing for physicians is extremely time consuming; SuperCoder has improved overall productivity by providing all of the resources at once. An efficient and streamlined workflow allows for additional opportunity to provide targeted provider education and follow-up audits.
Rachel M. Kaser, BS, CPC, MHSA
AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer
Coding Quality Specialist
Coding explanation citations – Gain increased understanding on documentation requirements and common pitfalls to avoid with references to thousands of articles from Coding Alert newsletters, CMS, OIG, HHS, Medicaid, and ICD-9-CM Coding Clinic.
Age and gender symbols prevent denials stemming from improper code assignment.
Searchable table of drugs and chemicals – Provides units and tabular format for an easy-to-read display of substances and their associated codes.
Favorite codes – Bookmark most used codes for quick reference.
ICD-9-CM crosswalk enhanced with LCD Diagnoses – Shows International Classification of Diseases Clinical Modification (9th revision) allowed in Local Coverage Determinations along with top diagnoses submitted to insurers for a complete picture of diagnoses that may establish medical necessity for a procedure.
Valid code symbol – Alerts you that a code requires a fourth or fifth digit for claim payment.
Official coding guidelines – Read the associated instructions at code level for quick reference.
Neoplasm table – Speeds in accurate neoplasm coding by anatomical site and neoplasm nature.
Fast Coder packs compliance must-haves including official long code descriptors and index-to-range code lookup with efficiency boosters like cross-reference searching, filterable results, and two crosswalks. Coders, providers and billers have the information they need to code not only faster but with increased accuracy and compliance which prevents denials and speeds payments.
ICD-9-CM codes are medical codes that the US healthcare market uses for providers to report diagnoses to insurers for claims payment and to databases for statistical purposes. Providers are required to accurately describe the definitive diagnoses that patients have. Incorrect diagnoses can harm consumers’ medical health records. Changing diagnoses for payment can result in charges of fraud and criminal prosecution. ICD-10-CM replaced ICD-9-CM for most purposes on Oct. 1, 2015.