The United States faces a revolution in the healthcare system soon, when the present coding system (ICD-9) will be replaced with what has for some years been the international standard: ICD-10. ICD-10 will provide a tremendous opportunity for better capturing the information in the increasingly complex delivery of healthcare. Although the transition to ICD-10 will undoubtedly result in substantial short-term costs, the long term benefits make the transition imperative.
Johns, H., Havens, C., Robinson, D., Pothakamuri, B., Paul III, D., Coustasse, A. ICD-10 in the United States: Better late than never. Midwest Business Administration Association Conference. Chicago, Illinois. 28 Feb 2013.