Physician Practices, Associations Pleased with ICD-10 Delay, But Concerns Remain

Physicians Practice, 04/13/2012

Torrieri M – Depending on the size of a medical practice, the American Medical Association estimates the cost of implementing ICD–10 to range from $83,290 to more than $2.7 million per organization, InformationWeek reported. ICD–10 includes 68,000 alphanumeric, five– to seven–digit diagnosis codes, compared with 13,000 five–digit codes in ICD–9. In addition, in–patient procedure codes will mushroom to 87,000 with the new code set, up from only 11,000 in ICD–9.

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