Spring 2014 – Special Edition Newsletter0

Special Edition — April 1, 2014

Federal Government Drops Acronyms in Favor of Dewey Decimal System

Last week the United States Department of Health and Human Services announced all federal health care agencies will abandon the use of acronyms concurrently with the upcoming implementation of the tenth revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems.  With more than 16,000 codes and sub-codes, this latest version leaves little room for the use of what many industry insiders view as health care’s arcane acronyms, favoring instead a more numerical approach…Read more