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Elevating to ICD-10: It may be one of the best things to happen to healthcare

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By Eric P. Goetsch, Patricia A. Zenner | 01 December 2007

Although most analysts would be hard-pressed to equate the World Health Organization's latest version of the International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD) with a 1966 Clint Eastwood movie, there will indeed be "the good, the bad, and the ugly" for nearly everyone who moves forward with this classification system. And, like the sly gunslinger in those spaghetti westerns, intelligence and speed will differentiate industry participants who successfully scale up from ICD-9 to ICD-10.



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