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ICD-10 transition appears to be going smoothly for most providers
By Steven Andrews
It’s been more than two weeks since ICD-10 became the official code set and the sky hasn’t fallen. Despite claims that from the AMA and other physician groups that ICD-10 was a “looming disaster” that could devastate the industry, the transition has mostly been notable for how smoothly it’s gone.
In fact, some facilities are still operating at ICD-9-CM coding levels despite the change, according to a recent story in HealthLeaders Media.
"Systems are functioning well, and with a little extra effort, coding days are still at pre-ICD-10 levels,” said John Showalter, MD, chief health information officer of the University of Mississippi Medical Center. “We have submitted a few claims where the remittance has already come back, and all of our major payers have accepted a claim submission.”
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