Logistical nightmares. Carrier non cooperation. Electronic Medical Records. What else can we throw at doctors to make them wish they never wend to med school? A new code book. As one article put it, “the codes cover everything from parrot bites to getting sucked into a jet engine.” The cost to change systems and adapt to the new ICD10 code book is estimated to be over $3 billion. For example, there are 25 codes just for diabetes. So if your doctor is asking more questions, and there are delays in your insurance payment…you can thank the newest and best method for reporting.
New codes cause headaches – what was wrong with ICD9? Is the new ICD10 better?
November 18, 2015