Many Medical Practitioners Are Now Getting Ready for the New ICD-10 Codes According to a Private Practice Marketing Expert

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Switching to the new ICD-10 Codes are becoming more important as more and more diseases have already been discovered. Nitin Chhoda, an international private practice marketing expert, recently explained the new ICD-10 codes as many practitioners are becoming ready for the big change.

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The new ICD-10 Codes will carry medical practitioners from October 2014 well towards the end of the decade.

For many years, more and more diseases have already been discovered. Some of the existing ones have now other issues associated with it. Because of the many changes happening, many practitioners believed that it is time to revise and update data. From ICD-9 codes come the ICD-10 codes.

Nitin Chhoda, a marketing expert and licensed physical therapist, says that with the ICD-10 codes, health and medical authorities will be much comfortable in tracking contagious and potentially devastating diseases of all types.

After ICD-9 codes were implemented, there are some known diseases that have mutated to create new strains. Better understanding of old ailments have become available and advances in treatments have been combined, making the old ICD-9 codes obsolete.

According to Chhoda, medical practitioners already know that ICD-10 codes represent the 10th update of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD). This new ICD-10 codes will also help update organizations such as World Health Organization and the Center for Disease Control.

Although using ICD-10 codes will, at first, bring some challenges in many private practices, they will eventually adjust to the system. This change will be a lot easier to practices that are already using the EMR system because the process will be much more streamlined and efficient.

The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD) codes will once again have to be updated, heralding the introduction of ICD-11 Codes. But for now, the new ICD-10 Codes will carry medical practitioners from October 2014 well towards the end of the decade.

Chhoda’s office can be reached by phone at 201-535-4475. For more information, visit the website at http://www.emrnews.com.

ABOUT NITIN CHHODA
Nitin Chhoda PT, DPT is a licensed physical therapist, a certified strength and conditioning specialist and an entrepreneur. He is the author of "Physical Therapy Marketing For The New Economy" and “Marketing for Physical Therapy Clinics” and is a prolific speaker, writer and creator of products and systems to streamline medical billing and coding, electronic medical records, health care practice management and marketing to increase referrals. He has been featured in numerous industry magazines, major radio and broadcast media, and is the founder of Referral Ignition training systems and the annual Private Practice Summit. Chhoda speaks extensively throughout the U.S., Canada and Asia. He is also the creator of the Therapy Newsletter and Clinical Contact, both web-based services to help private practices improve communication with patients, delivery better quality of care and boost patient retention.

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