ICD-10 Question Marks Loom on the Horizon
ICD-10, the massive new coding and classification system, is set to take effect beginning October 2014. In the following slides, HDM reporter Gary Baldwinwho has covered ICD-10 for several yearslays out key questions about the system looming in the industry. A successful transition to the system, which has been delayed multiple times by CMS, is critical. ICD-10 drives clinical documentation on the inpatient side and is critical to reimbursement for both hospital and professional services.