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Researchers Link ICD-10 Shift to Financial Losses
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Healthcare providers will see clinical and billing information and financial losses during the mandated switch to ICD-10 disease classification set later this year, a new study suggests.

The University of Illinois at Chicago study, published this month in the Journal of Oncology Practice, looked at entry ambiguities for hematology-oncology diagnoses in anticipation of the challenges providers may face during the transition from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM, which takes effect on Oct. 1.  UIC researchers focused on hematology-oncology because it has fewer ICD-10 codes and less convoluted mappings when compared with other sub-specialties.