ICD-10 coding system – The clock is ticking
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Time is running out to begin preparing for the implementation of the change to the ICD-10 diagnosis system on Oct. 1, 2014.
Many people in the healthcare industry are not aware the ICD-10 was released by the World Health Organization in 1993. It has been commonly used throughout the rest of the world for almost 20 years – with the exception of the United States and Israel. The current diagnosis coding system, ICD-9, has been used by physicians in the United States since 1979.