Only 63% of Physician Documentation Ready for ICD-10, Study Says

A recent study by AudioEducator of 20,000 physicians found only 63 percent of physician documentation is adequate to support the requirements for ICD-10 coding.

Though physician documentation isn't the only aspect of a successful move from ICD-9 to ICD-10, it's still an important one. Assessing computer systems for adequate ICD-10 coding will be the most important to a successful transition, but physicians will also need to be trained for improved documentation.

The American Medical Association also provides free educational resources for the transition.

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