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ICD-10-CM coding: Start with the structure

Briefings on APCs, April 1, 2012

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The transition to ICD-10-CM is coming. The only question is when. Despite the delay, coders and other HIM professionals must continue to prepare for the transition.

Instead of relying on memory for the appropriate codes, coders will need to manually look up codes (or use an encoder) to choose the correct code. This step will be necessary until coders become accustomed to the new system.

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