How This New Regulation Will Drive Up Your Health Care Costs

On Feb. 11, the House Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts, R-Pa., will hold a hearing on the subject. Congressmen (and senators) will quickly find out that the ICD-10 polarizes health care professionals. Most doctors oppose it: in fact, over 75 percent believe it will needlessly complicate coding and more than half believe it will create “severe” administrative problems. On the other hand, many big healthcare industry firms, especially those in the information technology (IT) business, support it. They say it will improve disease identification, increase productivity and improve medical payment.

via How This New Regulation Will Drive Up Your Health Care Costs.

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