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ICD-10 delay causing pain for docs
Modern Healthcare

A delay in requiring all providers of medical care to use a new health-records and billing system to describe treatments is giving small medical offices major headaches.

Billing is a big task for small medical practices. It takes time away from patient care and requires extra staff. A federal mandate requiring doctors to adopt a new set of billing codes by Oct. 1, 2014, was about to make everything more complicated.