Chronic diseases are having a massive effect on our healthcare system and our society. According to testimony provided to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee last week, chronic disease care accounts for 93 percent of all Medicare spending. That figure is really something we cannot ignore, and the ICD-10-CM code set can be a part of a multi-faceted solution.
The cost of medical care services is now up 6.5 percent from last September. The recently released Consumer Price Index, or CPI, did not exactly