The 'Y2K' of Health Care is Upon Us

September 30, 2015 3:05 PM

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The 'Y2K' of Health Care is Upon Us

The World Health Organization sets the International Classification of Diseases, used by doctors and hospitals to categorizes diseases and procedures, and to bill insurance companies for payment. Canada was the last developed nation to adopt the tenth edition, ICD-10, in 2000.

American doctors currently use ICD-9, adopted back in 1979. Tomorrow, the U.S. will become the one of the last developed nations to adopt ICD-10.

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