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Stakeholders in the healthcare system are making an effort to ensure that people are not squeezed out of the practice of medicine by insufficient time and support to comply with ICD-10.
The sound that is getting impossible to ignore is the clock ticking down to the implementation of the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Edition (ICD-10) at 12:01 am on Thursday, October 1, 2015.
The American Urological Association (AUA) is continuing to put pressure on the US government to postpone an imminent transition to the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) until more practices have time to adjust to the new set of billing codes.
The FDA has announced that it will require prescription testosterone product labels to include a warning about a possible increased risk of heart attacks and strokes in patients using the medication, as well as require manufacturers of these products to change the labeling so that approved uses of the medications are clear.
Regardless of which version you are considering, the International Classification of Diseases, Clinical Modification (ICD-CM) is a morbidity classification published by the United States for classifying diagnoses and reasons for visits in all healthcare settings.
If you haven’t al­-ready, take the time now to prepare for the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) transition. This will not be easy, and it will require changes to your medical record documentation as well as time and money.
As many practices move from planning for to actually implementing the new code set for the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM), a few things are strikingly apparent. The transition from International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) to ICD-10-CM is not about the coders, it is not about ensuring that your software vendor has loaded the new code set.
On October 1, 2014, the United States will adopt the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification/Procedure Coding System (ICD-10-CM/PCS).
On October 1, 2014, the United States will adopt the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification/Procedure Coding System (ICD-10-CM/PCS).
On October 1, 2014, the United States will adopt the International Classification of Disease, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification/Procedure Coding System(ICD-10-CM/PCS), 1 year later than we had initially reported in Urology Practice Management in September 2012.

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