The conversion from ICD-9 to ICD-10 diagnosis and procedure codes is occupying the minds of health care leaders across the industry. Due to the complex structure of ICD-10 codes, the process of implementing and testing the changes is expected to be time-intensive and costly. Implementation requires alignment across thousands of entities, and collaboration will be a key aspect of success. Collaboration involves both the alignment of internal efforts across an organization and working hand-in-hand with key external groups, including other health care entities and third-party trading organizations. Efforts across health plans, health care providers, and federal and state health organizations should be coordinated and synchronized.
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