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Response to ready or not! Here comes ICD-10
  1. Joshua A Hirsch1,
  2. Laxmaiah Manchikanti2
  1. 1Department of NeuroInterventional Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  2. 2Pain Management Center of Paducah, Paducah, Kentucky, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Joshua A Hirsch, Department of NeuroInterventional Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Gray 241B, Boston, MA 02114, USA; hirsch{at}snisonline.org

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In October 2011 JNIS published our article on the implementation of the ICD-10 codes.1 The final line of the paper was “The authors favor postponing implementation of ICD-10 and prefer a focus on core issues of improving care and access.”

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will require all health professionals and facilities to transition to ICD-10 by October …

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