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CMS completes first week of ICD-10 end-to-end testing

February 26, 2015

The CMS concluded its first successful end-to-end testing week of the new ICD-10 coding, the agency announced in a blog post.

“Testing allows us to identify areas of improvement, and we will work with outside entities and stakeholders to improve those very small deficiencies identified,” Marilyn B. Tavenner, administrator for the CMS, said in the post. “And we will continue to do testing, especially in those areas we identify as needing improvement.”

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Journal of Refractive Surgery, February 2015, Volume 31 Issue 2
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Rapid Response: Real World Use of Anti-VEGF Therapy - Clinical Experience Beyond Pivotal Trials

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

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VIDEO: Speaker discusses phakic IOLs in keratoconus patients

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