ICD-10 tool you can use
Provided by: Stasia Sands-Kahn, MD - Internal Medicine

Change is hard for some folks more than others but for those of us who choose to be health professionals, we should expect change as part of our life long learning experience and embrace it. Change has the potential to help us take better care of our patients whether it be a new procedure, medication, clinical guideline, and yes even new coding and classification schemes. I created an ICD-10 tool to assist my fellow healthcare professionals in making a smooth transition to ICD-10. The tool is geared towards primary care; however, specialists may also find this tool helpful.

Technical specifications
The tool is formatted as an Excel spreadsheet. The intake sheet is an alphabetical listing of common ICD-10 codes. Additional codes can be added in the intake section. There is also a 6 page “cheat sheet” that when printed double sided can be easily consulted during charting. For those of you who are not experts in Excel, beware. This tool has rules that guide how new entries flow into the “cheat sheet”. The integrity of the file could be at risk if a person unfamiliar with Excel makes changes.

Version Control
It is her intention to update the tool periodically and post the most recent version on EMRSurvival.com.

Special Thanks
This project took numerous hours to data enter and validate the entries that included. Dr. Sands-Kahn wants to give special thanks to her daughter Elise and office manager Ana who assisted in the data entry and friend Carolyn who helped format the file and apply the rules.

Terms and Conditions of Use
This ICD-10 tool is the sole intellectual property of Dr. Stasia Kahn, who has made every effort to ensure that the content is accurate. You may use the tool for clinical care free of charge as long as you agree to the following Terms of Use. ALL CONTENT ON THE ICD 10 TOOL IS PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES AS TO THE RELIABILITY, ACCURACY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR COMPLETENESS OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE TOOL. By accepting these Terms of Use, you accept that Dr. Stasia Kahn cannot be liable to you for any loss or damage suffered by you as a result of using this tool.

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