According to the article:
- Some specialties will be affected more than others
- ICD-10 will increase the number of codes from 14,567 to approximately 68,000 codes.
- Implementation costs range from $83,000 to $2.7 million per practice (according to the AMA)
Easy specialties for transition to ICD-10:
Most challenged specialties for transition to ICD-10:
- Emergency Medicine (Poisoning)
The outcomes for this study were a result of a case study done by the emergency department at Illinois Health Connect.
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