ICD-10 for the emergency department
from By Elizabeth Morgenroth and J. Thomas Ward
The ICD-10 compliance deadline of October 2014 is fast approaching. With approximately 55,000 new codes, hospitals need to ensure they're ready for the transition — and prepared for the impact to revenue and productivity. ICD-10-CM will affect emergency departments more than any other specialty. Emergency medicine encounters have the potential to utilize multiple specialty codes that have been significantly impacted by the code expansion of ICD-10-CM — because the ED takes care of everyone who walks through the door, regardless of the condition.
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