medical_records-100571703-primary.idgeRecent news analysis suggests that doctors are ill-prepared for the looming transition to ICD-10, at which point 68,000 diagnostic codes will replace the 13,000 in the ICD-9 set . To learn more, read this article from

“Independent practices have dragged their feet on preparing for the transition, and a recent survey found that nearly half of physician offices wouldn’t be ready for ICD-10 by Oct. 1 or weren’t sure whether they would be. That lack of readiness could result in widespread disruptions of payments to practices when claims bearing ICD-9 codes are rejected.”

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