EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first article from Rhonda Buckholtz, vice president of ICD-10 education and training at AAPC, who has joined the ICD10monitor editorial board.

We talk about documentation and how it needs to change under ICD-10, but really, the implementation of new codes should not be why documentation needs to change. The real issue is that we don’t have complete enough documentation now, in our current environment – ICD-10 simply is shining a spotlight on our existing problems.

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