Monday, September 28, 2015

68,000 and Counting

The miracle and wonderment of ICD-10 has been blogged on before, but now that day is upon us. At
midnight September 30 someone will flip a switch and ICD-9 coding will be no more and will be replaced by ICD-10.

Sounds so simple, doesn't it?
The updated system has about 68,000 codes, essentially an expanded dictionary to capture more of the details from a patient's chart.
How precise? Get nipped feeding a bird, and the codes can distinguish if it was a goose or a parrot. Have a bike accident with one of those horse-drawn tourist carriages? Yep, there's a code for that, too. - Post Bulletin

What color was the goose?

The government says this will make life better and improve quality of care.

When has anything turned out the way the government promised?

#ICD-10  #healthcare  #medicalinsuranceclaims
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