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ICD-10: Changes Made

August 2015
Inside Healthcare

[Following is an article authored by Amy Sullivan, PatientKeeper's vice president of revenue cycle sales]

ICD-10 touches every aspect of a healthcare provider’s revenue cycle, starting with how an organization captures its professional and technical charges and “scrubs” them before billing. The very complexity of the ICD-10 coding system presents billing and collection risks to hospitals and practices. To help ensure that providers pay no cash flow or productivity penalty when the switchover to ICD-10 occurs later this year, and going forward, here are three watch-words that should guide electronic charge capture system design: specialize, simplify and streamline.

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