The Future is Finally Here

Leon-Chisen, Nelly
May 2009
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;May2009, Vol. 83 Issue 5, p72
Trade Publication
The article announces the implementation of the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) and ICD-10-PCS for procedure codes for the health care sector in the U.S. on October 1, 2013. The new coding system, according to the author, will bring coded and reported data in line with improvements in medical technology. She adds that successful transition to ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS will require careful planning and coordination of resources across the hospital. Tips on preparing for ICD-10 coding are offered.


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