Come this October, healthcare providers are going to be drowning in a sea of codes. ICD-10 contains nearly nine times the number of codes as ICD-9, and it is not just the number of codes that should be of concern; it is their specificity. In this article from Healthcare Informatics, a consultant offers advice on how to determine the ICD-10 codes that should matter most to your practice or organization.
Just recently, the House of Representatives’ Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on the transition to ICD-10, which revealed that the majority of members are in favor of keeping the Oct. 1 2015 implementation deadline. While cost is still a hot topic for providers, it’s looking like its full steam ahead for implementation this year.