Law360:Docs’ Resistance To New Codes May Derail Reform Efforts

We know ICD-10 is coming, but with the current delay and debate the exact date and details is still up in the air. AAPC VP of ICD-10 training and education, Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CENTC, CGSC, COBGC, CPEDC was recently interviewed for an article on the topic on the legal news site Law360.com.

“Although new codes can be added to ICD-9, the codes are confined to five numerical digits, meaning the system can support only a limited number of codes. Some diagnosis classes are already full,” stated the article. “We know that ICD-9 has been outdated for a long time. There’s just no more room for expansion,” Buckholtz said.

Read the full article here.

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