As healthcare providers here in the United States prepare for the implementation of ICD-10, it is important to remember that a large number of other countries have already gone through this process and survived. Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, South Korea, and Sweden can be looked to for tips and success stories.

EHR Intelligence brought this information to us in their article, “Providers look to Canada for lessons in ICD-10 implementation.” The new ICD-10 system will have five times more codes to use for billing reimbursement than the current ICD-9 does.

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Melody K. Smith

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