What impact does ICD coding have on health care in general
HIPAA regulations require that, in the United States, diagnosis codes must be based on the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). In what ways has the ICD coding system impacted the reimbursement system? Discuss other uses of ICD coding, aside from billing and reimbursement. What impact does ICD coding have on health care in general?
The implementation of the ICD coding system has led to a fundamental shift concerning the issue of reimbursement. Firstly, it has worked to ensure that the providers meet a level of specificity to be awarded some reimbursement. Additionally, the providers must also meet the regulatory requirements…………………