The U.S. healthcare system transitioned to ICD-10 on October 1, when Medicare began requiring all claims to use the new code set.
This is a challenge for many trauma registrars who already face a significant backlog. Experts say the transition to ICD-10 could cut registrar productivity in half for several months.
What can trauma registrars and trauma data managers do to shorten the learning curve? Recently, several registry experts shared practical tips for coding trauma charts with ICD-10.