Eramo, Lisa A.
December 2013
For the Record;Dec2013, Vol. 25 Issue 16, p10
The article focuses on the 10 myths about the implementation of International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) coding system. Among the myths discussed include delay of the ICD-10 implementation, the belief that coders cannot report unspecified codes, and decrease of the productivity of coders once the said coding system takes effect. Susan Marre, director of coding at Steward Medical Group, argues on the benefits of ICD-10 to medical groups working in various specialties.


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