ICD-10-CM Case Study

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The implementation of ICD-10-CM required advance preperation in health organizations. Staff needed to be trained on the changes and software had to be updated to accomadate the new system. There are several changes that should improve the coding process and therefore impact the coding professional. One major change is that all codes are alphanumeric which increases the number of codes that can be used. Another change is that the length of codes changed from five digits to seven characters. Also, some three-character categories have not been used. These three changes should allow for easier expansion in the future to avoid any more major revisions in the near future. The increased digits also allows for more specifity in the codes for
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