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A 12-step plan for ICD-10-CM implementation for local health departments

Public health department’s billing staff may have some huge challenges come October 1, 2015. Don’t take risks – start getting ready now!   The upcoming 10th edition of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10), is meant to be a great improvement over the 9th edition, but it could mean severe financial risks if public health […]

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ICD-10-CM has big benefits for Public Health!

ICD-10-CM codes will provide comprehensive data and make it easier to conduct public health surveillance.   That said, the complexity of the codes will most likely require quite a bit of training for the coding staff. Additionally, the transition to ICD-10-CM will require all necessary system upgrades and workflow changes to be in place in […]

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