What You Need To Know About The ICD-10 Changes
The medical industry is constantly changing. Discoveries are made and different medical practices are put in place, all with the hope of saving just one more person. Although these changes are good, it also means that everyone in the medical industry must be flexible. They must be willing to learn and relearn what’s required for their jobs.
The medical coding industry is the same. Changes are made on a regular basis, and medical coders need to be up-to-date on all of these changes so that they can accurately do their jobs. One such change that is coming up is the switch from ICD-9 to ICD-10. ICD-10 is very different, and includes more diagnosis and procedure codes that are longer and alpha-numeric.
The following infographic discusses how the ICD-10 changes impact the medical coding industry. Continue reading to see how you can be prepared for these changes.