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Coding and documentation


October 25, 2010  12:33 PM

Why the switch to ICD-10 will be worth it

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
hhs, ICD-10

Medical coders around the U.S. dread the switch to the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10), which, according to a Department of...

October 4, 2010  8:59 AM

ICD-10 code freeze to offer a brief reprieve

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
CMS, HIMSS, ICD-10

Last month the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a freeze on the code for ICD-9 and ICD-10. After the annual code update scheduled for Oct. 1, 2011, the next regular...


March 17, 2010  2:03 PM

SNOMED: Privately owned public standard

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
ICD-10, ICD-10-CM, ICD-9, ICD-9-CM, PDF, SNOMED, SNOMED CT

In researching a story about how U.S. health care providers will be comingling the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) insurance billing codes with the SNOMED CT (Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine -- Clinical Terms) databases in time for...


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