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Clinical integrity: Risks during ICD-10 transition

Clinical integrity is essential for seamless delivery of care across the healthcare continuum. With the ICD-10 implementation deadline of October 2014, it becomes essential for healthcare organizations to ensure clinical integrity with appropriate translation of codes from ICD-9 to ICD-10.

This article discusses the importance of a more detailed and appropriate clinical documentation necessary to preserve clinical integrity as the industry transitions to ICD-10.


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Ellen VanBuskirk, Senior Principal – Business Consulting, Infosys Public Services

Ellen VanBuskirk is a healthcare consultant focused on compliance strategies. With more than 20 years of success in leading business teams and identifying emerging opportunities and challenges in the healthcare industry, VanBuskirk brings deep expertise in initiatives around health plan regulation and compliance.

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