Who is Dr. Gily
I am an Internal Medicine physician practicing at a rural clinic in the state of Washington. I have been in outpatient primary care since 2007.
One of the most annoying difficulties I encountered when I first started practicing was the lack of easy to use, accurate ICD-9 code search tools. There are only a handful of sites that provide this service, and most of them are cumbersome to use, requiring multiple clicks and scrolling downs. The EMR systems I've used were faring even worse. I still remember the long list of tuberculosis diagnoses that was prefacing most searches. It made it look like every other patient had some form of tuberculosis :-).
Eventually I decided to create my own ICD-9 and ICD-10 search tool. In early 2010, drawing on some basic programming and HTML editing skills I had accumulated in the past, and the ICD-9 and ICD-10 data files from CMS, I set up to work and managed to put together both an ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM lookup tool. Both are built on a Web 2.0 architecture, making what I consider to be good use of the auto-complete feature as well as the full-text, natural language MySQL search capabilities. The result is a diagnostic code engine that I think delivers accurate, fast and easy to read results.
The site includes an ICD-9 to ICD-10 crosswalk tool. This is going to be especially helpful during the transition from the ICD-9-CM to the ICD-10-CM coding system
I'd like to hear your thoughts, comments and suggestions, too. Feel free to post them on my contact page.
Finally, I sincerely hope this tool will be of help to health providers and coding specialists, especially during the upcoming transition time.