I originally wrote this article for the Contemporary Clinic's blog on Tuesday, October 6, 2015.
"Better late than never” should be the slogan for the United States transition to the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition (ICD-10). As the last country with a modern health care system to adopt ICD-10, we are finally hopping on the bandwagon just before the anticipated release of ICD-11 in 2018.
Although the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 may be bumpy, it presents an immense opportunity to improve population health and more efficiently allocate health care resources. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of ICD-10, including its history, major differences from ICD-9, benefits, and implications for retail-based nurse practitioners.
Read my entire article on the Contemporary Clinic's blog!