It has been over four months since ICD-10 was officially implemented into the health insurance system. All entities inside U.S. health care, payers, providers and coders, are required to utilize this new and extensive set of codes. Although the industry as a whole has been preparing for the shift to ICD-10 for years, the transition was expected to create some obstacles.
One of the biggest concerns during this transitional phase was that medical claims would be denied due to incorrect coding. Although there have been some denials due to coding errors, it appears that overall the activation of ICD-10 has gone rather smoothly.