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GEMs a useful addition to ­ICD-10-CM transition toolkit

Briefings on APCs, August 1, 2013

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General equivalence mapping (GEM) is a good tool to use to convert ICD-9-CM codes to ICD-10-CM, but it is only a tool. GEMs don't work as a substitute for actually coding. They will get coders to the correct neighborhood but won't take them to the front door.

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