Commissioners discuss remedy for ICD-10

 


Carbon County Commissioners held a workshop with board members and administration from Memorial Hospital of Carbon County Jan. 21, to discuss ICD-10’s affect on the county’s only hospital.

ICD-10 is a coding program mandated by the federal government for all hospitals across the country. Coding will expand from approximately 17,000 codes to approximately more than 80,000 new codes to know and implement for health services across the nation.

Coding is the way insurance agencies, doctors and hospital administrators file injuries or sicknesses that come through hospital doors. The codes ar...



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