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International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision Training: What Coders Are Saying

Harris, Susie T. PhD, RHIA, CCS; Zeng, Xiaoming PhD, MD; Ross, Thomas PhD; Ford, Lee MHA, RHIT, CPC, CPC-H, CHC

doi: 10.1097/HCM.0b013e3182a9d640
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On September 30, 2014, the US health care system will assign the last International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification code. The new system, International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification/Procedure Coding System, will become effective on October 1, 2014. A 3-question prepresentation and postpresentation survey was completed by attendants at 11 workshops on the new system; this article discusses the results of the surveys, revealing what coders and billing staff are saying about the new International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision system.

Author Affiliations: Department of Health Services and Information Management, College of Allied Health Sciences, East Carolina University, Greenville (Drs Harris, Zeng, and Ross); and LFord Consulting, Wilson, North Carolina (Mr Ford).

The authors report no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Susie T. Harris, PhD, RHIA, CCS, Department of Health Services and Information Management, College of Allied Health Sciences, East Carolina University, 4340F Health Sciences Bldg, Greenville, NC 27858 (harrissus@ecu.edu).

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