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Making ICD-10 a "Non-Event" for Physicians

September 2013

For all its potential to cause administrative chaos at MEDITECH hospitals, the upcoming transition to ICD-10 does not have to be a nightmare for physicians. Even though under ICD-10 there will be four-times the number of diagnosis codes as exist currently in ICD-9, physicians need not bear the brunt of the added complexity. The key is for hospitals to implement thoughtfully designed electronic systems that automate physician workflows most directly impacted by ICD-10, such as charge capture and documentation.

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