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PitchStone Health Releases Enhanced ICD-9 and ICD-10 Lookup
[December 31, 2012]

PitchStone Health Releases Enhanced ICD-9 and ICD-10 Lookup

Seattle, WA, Dec 31, 2012 ( via COMTEX) -- PitchStone Health (, the creator of cloud-based medical coding software, today announced a major new release to their free ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM coding software. With the release, PitchStone Health has specifically targeted improving the efficiency and accuracy of medical coders, auditors, educators and providers through an improved user interface design.

The new design places all of the relevant information for an ICD-9 or ICD-10 code - such as includes, excludes, terms, parent/children, etc - on a single screen using an intuitive layout. This makes PitchStone Health the only freely available product that combines advanced searching and full code set browsing with single screen presentation of the data. "By doing the legwork for you and presenting all this data on one screen, you are less likely to miss a critical piece of information. That ultimately saves you time and makes you more accurate," says Dylan Howerter, the CEO and Founder of PitchStone Health.

"We have specifically targeted the user experience with this release. As a software company, it's easy to fall into the trap of trying to solve all the hard problems with advanced algorithms. But that only gets you so far. At the end of the day you have an actual person using the product and you need to take that person into account," continues Mr Howerter.

In addition to the new design, this release incorporates several advanced features previously only found in their premium products.

The single search box has been upgraded to allow searching the ICD-9 and the ICD-10 code sets simultaneously. This will help users get a jump on the impending ICD-10 transition.

Autocomplete to help with tricky spellings.

Support for abbreviations, synonyms and trade names for drugs. This allows users to use the system using their natural and familiar language rather than obtuse formal terms.

Users of PitchStone Health's free ICD-9 and ICD-10 software will now also enjoy access to the company's proprietary results ranking algorithm. Rather than returning search results in numerical order, the algorithm determines the importance of each result and pre-sorts the results for the user. This allows the most important results to percolate to the top saving the user time in finding their information.

About PitchStone Health PitchStone Health is provider of cloud based medical coding software located in Seattle, WA. The founding team has been developing Internet-based medical coding software since the inception of the internet and are committed to new innovative products. For more information, please visit or contact us at info(at)pitchstonehealth(dot)com, 1718 NW 56th St, Suite 209, Seattle, WA 98107, 1.888.604.8107 # # # Read the full story at

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