Hospitals Urged to Plan Now far Shift to ICD-10

Songini, Marc
October 2008
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Oct2008, Vol. 82 Issue 10, p12
Trade Publication
The article reports that experts are urging hospital executives in the U.S. to shift to International Classification of Diseases Version 9 (ICD-9) coding although the compliance deadline for the proposed changes to hospital coding systems sets a compliance deadline of October 1, 2011. Experts believe the proposal will impact potentially dozens of information systems in any given hospital and administrators should start taking inventory of their application assets to lessen the financial blow.


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