ICD-10 means better documentation is a must.

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ICD-10 means better documentation is a must.

Hosp Case Manag. 2013 Aug;21(8):113-4


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has set Oct. 1, 2014, as the firm date for implementation of ICD-10. There is no grace period for implementation. All claims to any payer must use ICD-10 codes for medical diagnosis and inpatient procedures or they may be rejected and providers will have to resubmit them. The ICD-10 code set has more fields than ICD-9 and requires a more detailed level of documentation. Case managers need to understand what the new coding set means and how it will affect their work.

PMID: 23923528 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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