“There seems to be such a giant number of codes in ICD-10, but if the otolaryngology community realizes the need is to focus on diagnoses encountered most often and know those codes, we probably will do just fine, or at least make it through the transition and get up on the learning curve,” Dr. Waguespack said. “Hopefully, this will turn out to be like Y2K, where it looked like there was the potential for impending doom and end of civilization as we know it, but it turned out to not be anything of the sort for most of us.”
Explore this issue:September 2015
Kimberly J. Retzlaff is a medical journalist based in Denver.
Adapted with the permission of The American College of Rheumatology from an article in the July 2015 issue of The Rheumatologist.