After multiple delays, ICD-10 is now the national (and to some degree, international) standard for the definition of each patient’s health state.   

While there are many different standards in other areas, this is the only standard of its kind for the definition of patient condition that is nationally mandated and interoperable for all payers, providers, and clearinghouses. For many, this is a time of concern about the potential disruption of the current care delivery process due to such a significant change. It’s well-known, however, that all meaningful change is disruptive.

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