70,000 Ways to Classify Ailments

Doctors, hospitals and insurers are braced for a possible interruption after the U.S> healthcare system switched to a massive new set of codes for describing illnesses and injuries.

Under the new system, health care providers will have to specify by a multitude of codes exactly what the ailment is for each patient.  In all, the number of diagnostic codes has expanded from 14,000 to 70,000 codes in the latest version of the International Classification of Diseases, or ICD-10.

70,000 Ways to Classify Ailments

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