ICD-10 is Here—Finally. What's All the Fuss?

Share this content:

After what seems like decades of starts and stops, ICD-10 went into effect for real Oct. 1. Contributors to Physician Assistant Forum were initially somewhere beyond skeptical of the new system. Many registered their suspicion that insurance companies will use the new system to delay, reduce, or deny payment. Others bemoaned the proliferation of codes (such as W56.22xA—struck by orca, initial encounter), though one suggested a new one for PTICDS—Post-Traumatic ICD Syndrome. The reality so far, happily, seems more benign.


Photo Credit: Thinkstock

Source: Physician Assistant Forum

BACK TO This Week's Buzz



Share this content:

is free, fast, and customized just for you!




Already a member?

Sign In Now »

Drug Lookup

Browse drugs by: BrandGenericDisease

Trending Activities

All Professions



Sign up for myCME e-newsletters




More in Home

Congress Approves Bill Expanding Private Care for VA Patients

Congress Approves Bill Expanding Private Care for VA ...

New bill would open up access to private doctors for veterans

AAP Recommending Injectable Flu Shot for 2018-19 Flu Season

AAP Recommending Injectable Flu Shot for 2018-19 Flu ...

Children should receive injectable vaccine, which has been shown to be more consistently effective

Neurologists Identify New Type of Vertigo

Neurologists Identify New Type of Vertigo

Long-term prognosis favorable, with improvement of symptoms in more than half of patients