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A historic moment for U.S. healthcare

The long-awaited US transition to ICD-10 on October 1st is a historic moment for U.S. healthcare and a major milestone in the evolving transformation of our 21st century healthcare delivery system. As a result of the replacement of the obsolete ICD-9-CM with the more modern ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS code sets, patients can look forward to complete, accurate, up-to-date diagnostic and procedural data necessary to achieve significant advances in the quality of care and more efficient healthcare administrative processes. The Coalition for ICD-10 is very pleased that the U.S. healthcare industry can finally begin to leverage the many opportunities anticipated by the availability of better healthcare data – including improved patient outcomes, patient safety, and population health, lower healthcare costs, and adoption of new payment models that reward value.

For more perspective on ICD-10, read this post from the CMS Blog: “Welcome to ICD-10.”

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