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What are the Benefits of ICD-10 Coding System?


The new, up-to-date classification system will provide much better data needed to:

• Measure the quality, safety, and efficacy of care

• Reduce the need for attachments to explain the patient’s condition

• Design payment systems and process claims for reimbursement

• Conduct research, epidemiological studies, and clinical trials

• Set health policy

• Support operational and strategic planning

• Design health care delivery systems

• Monitor resource utilization

• Improve clinical, financial, and administrative performance

• Prevent and detect health care fraud and abuse

• Track public health and risks

Source: http://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNMattersArticles/downloads/SE1239.pdf

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