BC Advantage - 2011 Issue 9

Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology: What is the REAL challenge in preparation for ICD-10?

October 1, 2013 - the looming ICD-10 implementation date - is merely a couple of years from now, so how do we really need to focus our efforts with respect to terminology and anatomy and physiology (A&P)?Last time I checked, we all still have the same anatomical parts that we did while coding in ICD-9-CM and they function in the same capacity. By the same token, medical terminology hasn't changed from its mostly Latin origin. But as we all start to prepare for the transition to ICD-10, coders will find that there are certain aspects in relation...

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