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ICD-10 Implementation: Success, Failure, or the Verdict’s...

Remember all the talk about ICD-10 implementation in the fall of 2015? Seems like a lifetime ago, right? If you recall, last-minute anxiety incited a range of pre-implementation angst and anxiety, resulting in studies that suggested as many as three...

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ICD-10 Check list

ICD-10: Here at Last and a Last-Minute...

  The talk around the healthcare community regarding the quickly approaching October 1st ICD-10 transition is mixed. Findings on athenahealth’s current website are alarming: three out of four practices are worried about the upcoming ICD-10 transition, 44% have not started...

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ICD-10

Look Out, Here Comes ICD-10

On Oct. 1, 2015, the current International Classifications for Diseases (ICD) system, ICD-9, a 30-year-old system for medical and billing codes, will convert to the new international standard ICD-10. The most notable change is the significant increase in number of...