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Get Ready for ICD-10

Now is the time to start planning for the ICD-10 medical coding transition. In this webinar, recorded on October 15, 2013, Betty Hovey of AAPC explains the coming changes in medical coding and how your medical practice can start getting everyone prepared starting today.

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