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Few ICD-10 Headaches Reported 4 Months After Implementation

By Elaine Goodman (medical/business Reporter)

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 | 841 | 0 | 16 min read

Before the switch to a new, more complex medical coding system took place on Oct. 1, many were facing the change with dread. But now, four months after the switch, some are saying the transition to the 10th revision of the International Classification of Diseases, or ICD-10, has gone smoothly so far. Some are even going so far as to compare the apprehension preceding ICD-10 to the fears that computer systems worldwide would melt down at the turn of the century — the so-called Y2K disaster. But in the case of the medical coding change-over, advanced preparation and collaboration within ...

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