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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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