Many changes to the way medical billing works will be coming on Oct. 1, 2014. The whole health care medical billing system will change over to a new computerized coding system used by doctors and hospitals and the entire medical community.
The ICD-10 will be used to describe what medical conditions a patient may have and how much the insurers should pay for specific treatments. The new ICD-10 system is a very precise and detailed medical billing coding system, more so than the current existing ICD-9.
There is a push back from many physicians and providers claiming that their computer systems and employees won’t be ready in time.