As hospitals prepare to implement ICD-10, they increasingly are kicking the tires of computer-assisted coding software in an effort to take pressure off coders who expect to be overwhelmed with the massively larger sets of codes comprising the International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems 10th Revision.

Traditional coding software replaced coding books and acts like an electronic book. A coder no longer must leaf through a book, but scroll through lists to find an applicable code and enter it into the encoder.

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