Today’s Surgicenter: “Switch to ICD-10 codes could be costly”

Findings from a study commissioned by the ICD-10 Coalition, which is made up of 32 health care groups and organizations, are examined. The study found HHS’ plan to implement ICD-10-CM in 2011 would significantly increase costs for physician practices. The ICD-10 Coalition argues that the costs of implementing ICD-10 in a short timeframe will cost more than estimates by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and could strain the resources of healthcare providers.

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