New medical coding system taxes hospital IT resources
Medical providers and insurance payers are required to move from the current ICD-9 coding system to ICD-10 by Oct. 1, 2013. While two years away, the effort has already been underway since 2008, yet most hospitals have yet to begin the change-out, says the American Hospital Association, an industry group with more than 5,000 member hospitals, health systems and other care organizations.
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