Article Examines Implementing ICD-10, Offers Recommended Resources

October 16, 2015 | Strategic Insights for Ambulatory Care


​Clinicians may be interested in an article published October 6, 2015, in the Annals of Internal Medicine that examines the implications of transitioning to the International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision (ICD-10) and highlights recommended resources to help organizations make the transition. According to the article, ICD-10 is significantly more specific, with new features such as the ability to code for right or left sidedness (e.g., to record an ear infection in the right ear) and whether the condition is new or recurrent.

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