ICD-10: Why So Sad?
Changing to ICD-10 diagnosis and procedure coding is a nail-biter for I.T. staff, health information managers, billing departments, and pretty much anyone who has to document anything about patient care.
Nonetheless, once it's all done, there may be reasons to be glad that the United States brought its coding practices into the 21st century. Following are some reasons to look forward to ICD-10, as reported by Elizabeth Gardner in HDMs December edition.