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ICD-10 Transition Poses Problems for ICD-9 Translation
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The transition to the ICD-10 diagnostic code set on Oct. 1 will complicate financial and clinical forecasting and analyses that also rely upon data compiled under the outmoded ICD-9 code, researchers say. “Everything from staffing levels to payment and even protecting margins, all of this is based on the ICD-9 codes. All of these reports have to be changed,” says Andrew Boyd, assistant professor of biomedical and health information sciences at the University of Illinois, Chicago.