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Imaging Informatics: The Keys to Launching Vendor-Neutral Data

After multiple delays, healthcare organizations across the country are now required to code diagnoses and procedures using the 10th revision of International Statistical Classification of Disease and Related Health Problems, better known as ICD-10. Implementing this new coding system has been a pain point for many hospitals. With more than 68000 codes (up from ICD-9’s 14000), ICD-10 brings a variety of mapping and other technology issues that can hinder provider workflows and interfere with timely reimbursements. But with the October 15, 2015 deadline now passed, the onus is on hospitals, both in the business office and in the treatment room, to find creative ways to make it work. 

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