ICD-10: Why You Shouldn't Wait

Physicians Practice, 08/23/2011

Torrieri M – Many practices share these concerns. Yet, given the magnitude of changes practices will have to make — from the way they conduct patient exams to how they process claims — it's alarming that only 36 percent of 722 physician practices in the 2011 Technology Survey told us their technology is ready for the coming transition to the ICD–10 code set, which will require practices to start using more than 100,000 new alphanumeric procedure and diagnosis codes. What's more, 22 percent of respondents told us they're not sure whether their current system will ever be upgraded to handle ICD–10 codes.

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