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Shortage of Coders Jeopardizes Health Care Reform

Published Date: 
Nov 18, 2011
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ITBusinessEdge

One of the less appreciated aspects of health care reform is an International Classification of Diseases, 10th edition, Clinical Modifications (ICD 10) requirement that calls for a completely new approach to the codes that are used in the electronic medical records (EMR) that hospitals rely on to classify patients. There are not only new codes in ICD-10, there are also additional digits because health care organizations have run out of digits to classify various medical procedures and conditions.

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