Costs Of New Medical Coding Rules Soaring, AMA Says

Law360, New York (February 13, 2014, 5:48 PM EST) -- The implementation of an updated medical coding system will pose a far greater burden on doctors and medical offices than initially predicted and could cost large practices as much as $8 million, according to a new report commissioned by the American Medical Association.

The ICD-10, short for the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, is a list of new procedures and classifications authored by the World Health Organization that codes different diseases, symptoms, causes and other factors surrounding illnesses or injuries. It is...
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