ICD: Episode 10: Revenge of the Codes

Last October, I predicted that there was no way the health care industry would be ready for the ICD-10 code set implementation by 2011.  I wagered that it would be pushed back to 2012.  It looks like my prognostication was actually too conservative:

After receiving more than 3,000 comments on its earlier ICD-10 proposal, the feds now say medical providers will have until Oct. 1, 2013, before they have to use ICD-10, rather than a prior proposal of Oct. 1, 2011.

That’s nice, but it would be nicer if the plan was to eventually streamline and simplify the coding process.

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