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Why non-covered entities will want to vigorously implement ICD-10 coding

Why non-covered entities will want to vigorously implement ICD-10 coding | #HITsm | Scoop.it

ICD10 Watch: All of healthcare will be using ICD-10-CM/PCS codes after Oct. 1, 2013. Sort of, according to Carl Natale.


There are non-covered entities that are not required to switch. Entities such as worker's compensation, disability and auto insurers that do reimburse healthcare providers.


If the non-covered entities don't want to switch to ICD-10 coding, they don't have to and can require healthcare providers to submit medical claims with ICD-9 codes. Which will create complications and headaches for providers.


According to a post by Dave Shaver
: There are pros and cons on many fronts around shifting to ICD-10. From an integration standpoint, most codes are carried in HL7 as a CE data type. This means that HL7 is by-and-large “already prepared” for ICD-10.

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Why didn’t ICD-10 implementation bring down Europe’s health system?

Why didn’t ICD-10 implementation bring down Europe’s health system? | #HITsm | Scoop.it

From Don Fluckinger on Search Health IT:

 

We're seeing a lot of pushback against ICD-10 implementation, with the American Medical Association's "vigorous opposition" at the extreme. Gloom and doom types equate to potential IT disaster to Y2K.

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