Commentary: The Unspoken ICD-10 Risk of Medical Fraud

Carl Natale | Government Health IT | February 9, 2012

One of the issues that doesn't come up very often when discussing ICD-10 implementation is fraud.

A simple definition refers to incidents where people get more money than they are entitled to. It's one of the risks addressed in a report, ICD-10 Transformation: Five Critical Risk Mitigation Strategies, from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). The report gives a couple statistics...