Infographic: The Pros, Cons and Costs of ICD-10

Friday, March 7th, 2014
This post was written by Jackie Lyons

The shift from ICD-9 to ICD-10 that will occur on October 1, 2014 will transition 14,000 codes to more than 68,000 codes.

Ninety-two percent of physicians are concerned with the overall cost of converting to ICD-10, according to a new infographic from Greenway. This infographic shows the pros, cons and costs of ICD-10 as well as the specific problems it presents.

You may also be interested in this related resource: A Best Practice Roadmap to ICD-10 Readiness. Want to learn more about how to make ICD-10 simple? This 24-page report documents the process BCBSM has established to resolve discrepancies between ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes, a milestone that has allowed the payor to complete its version of the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMs) — referred to as the Blue GEM Encyclopedia.


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