How Will ICD-10 Affect Physician Reimbursement?

Experts have begun outlining details of the transition between ICD-9 and ICD-10, explaining the new specific condition requirements and coding for various diseases and how the change will affect Medicare reimbursement and claim processing.

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 A sample of the December 2013 public policy and advocacy headlines from the American Geriatrics Society.
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