ICD-10

Healthcare IT (Part 1 of 2): A Shortage of Workers

March 14, 2013

We’ve heard much about the physician-shortage crisis across the country, but there’s another shortage that is almost as potent, especially when it comes to the progress healthcare reform hopes to make in a few short years. Lucas Mearian of Computerworld reports, “The U.S. healthcare industry is facing an even more significant IT worker shortage than […]

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Resource: Making a successful transition to ICD-10

August 10, 2012
3M

Healthcare organizations face a big challenge with the implementation of ICD?10 on October 1, 2013. In this white paper, 3M offers insights on how to make a successful transition.

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ICD-10 leaves ICD-9 loophole in place

November 8, 2010

Without a doubt, implementing ICD-10 will force providers to make some big changes.  Still, the new system includes a big loophole familiar to ICD-9 users — one which should prove a temptation to do some lazy documentation and coding, according to a report in HealthcareITNews. The loophole, known to coding whizzes as “the unspecified option,” is a field allowing providers to relegate […]

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