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Accuracy of coding in ICD-10 pilot varies, report says
Modern Healthcare

Medical coders participating in an ICD-10 coding pilot produced accurate coding using the complex new system less than two-thirds of the time, according to a report by two healthcare IT industry groups.

Accuracy rates varied widely by type of medical condition coded. For example, a case of acute gastritis without bleeding was coded accurately 100% of the time in one batch or “wave” of test results, while “chest pain, unspecified” was coded accurately in only 34% of records tested in a different batch.