How lenient are major health insurers willing to be when it comes to accepting providers' ICD-10 claims? Humana and UnitedHealthcare are giving latitude in the specificity of the new codes, at least for now.

"We made the decision, as I think most payers did, that we’re not going to drive specificity into the early stages of the implementation because it was going to drive so much complexity and misunderstanding,” said Sidney Hebert, Humana’s vice president of provider network operations, on Monday at the Medical Group Management Association conference in Nashville.

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