The ICD-10 debate rages on. Will it remain a one-year delay, or will the AMA win with the two-year delay argument? One healthcare veteran believes this controversy places perspective on the situation, as well as some validity.

Healthcare Finance News inspired this topic by their article, “ICD-10 contributes to healthcare industry’s ‘evolutionary process’.” ICD-10 can be beneficial to healthcare providers and payers, but it is a financial drain. In the end, the new coding classification system will have five times the number of billing codes, which only adds to the seriousness of this transition.

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Melody K. Smith

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