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Cost of Advancements in Infrastructure

Cost of Advancements in Infrastructure

Which best describes your organization's reaction to the delay of ICD-10?

"You have to have a robust infrastructure, from A to Z. None of it fits easily and none of it is cheap," says Ray Chicoine, COO of Monarch HealthCare, in Irvine, Calif., a health system that includes 2,300 physicians who contract with 18 hospitals in Southern California. "I think you can't escape that fact. To be an effective, integrated delivery model, you will have to spend more on technology, and that cost will continue to grow."

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