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ICD-10 lurks in shadows

March 21, 2014Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON - It may not be the documentation change grabbing headlines, but the transition to ICD-10, scheduled for Oct. 1, will still muck up the process for HME, industry consultants say.The biggest misconception that providers have about ICD-10, they say: that there will always be an easy, one-to-one transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10.“If we think we can just pick a code in the crosswalk, we can't,” said Sarah Hanna, president of ECS Billing & Consulting North. “It will be important...

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