Minor nuisances, but no major issues with ICD-10
Harry Drummond, MD
Simi Valley, California
Lost in translation
There have been a few problems with finding appropriate codes using our IMO; but our EHR ICD-10 search engine only gives limited choices. For example, a search for "DM type 2" only gives choice of "DM type with complications" or "DM type 2 without complications." You cannot get a diagnosis of "DM type2" which is all I need for my problem list.
Nov. 12, 2015
More of the same problems with ICD-10 searches. When searching for "hypertension," the IMO insists that I choose between eight descriptors beginning with "essential hypertension." All I need for my problem list and all the patient wants to read is "hypertension," but the word "hypertension" is not a choice.
IT informed us today that the ICD-10 descriptors in our EHR were hard coded to be in SNOMED language, which is not user friendly and hard for patients to understand. The only way we can get understandable language in our progress note assessments is to use the IMO. This is very discouraging.