The official deadline for adopting the newly expanded ICD-10 is quickly approaching. By Oct. 1, 2015, medical offices will be required to adopt the expanded system of codes, or face the possibility of penalties, and delayed claims. Here at Health Care Partners, we are positioned to help you make this transition as smoothly as possible by providing important information and tools you need to make the leap.
The more comprehensive ICD-10 is designed to accommodate future expansions as well.
With more than 55,000 additional new codes the ICD-10 system is essentially a more complete medical language that will be used to collect and compare medical information from around the world. Over 100 countries utilize this uniformed system of codes to report mortality rates, as well as to track research and health trends.