New Medical Coding Law Affecting the Healthcare Industry

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) mandates that everyone in the healthcare industry covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) must implement ICD-10 for medical coding on October 1, 2014. ICD -10 is an upgraded diagnostic and procedural medical coding system used to evaluate the general health of population groups and monitor the incidence and prevalence of diseases and other health problems in relation to other variables like age, race, and socioeconomics.  Prepare for the change by taking the highly-interactive online ICD-10 Medical Coding course offered by Community Education.