Pediatricians may lose money, data or both during the mandated conversion from ICD-9 to ICD-10, according to University of Illinois at Chicago researchers.

The UIC researchers wanted to find out which codes could potentially cause financial or information loss if they were mapped to incorrect ICD-10 codes. They used 2010 Illinois Medicaid data to identify ICD-9-CM codes for pediatric patients treated at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System.

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