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Problems with ICD-9 Codes Contribute to Coder Shortage

ALTHOUGH ICD-9 IS CONSIDERED inadequate to effectively meet the needs of today’s healthcare system, a number of hurdles prevent implementation of the proposed ICD-10 codes.

Of equal significance is another problem intertwined with the inadequate ICD-9 coding system: a nationwide shortage of coders. A 2001 survey by the American Hospital Association revealed an 18% vacancy rate

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Specialty Laboratories, Enterix, Medicare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield Association

SPECIALTY LABORATORIES REPORTS THIRD QUARTER FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE

THIRD QUARTER FINANCIAL REPORTS for Specialty Laboratories, Inc. show that the company is returning to a more normal routine, following the two unusual and unrelated events which hit it during 2002.

Specialty Labs reported net revenue of $29.9 million for third quarter 2003. This is a decline of 9.7% from

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