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Thursday, 09 September 2010 11:14

Going forward, on October 1, 2013, the ICD-10 codes sets will be used to report medical diagnoses and inpatient procedures.  As per the compliance timeline, the transaction standards used for electronic healthcare claims must be upgraded from Version 4010/4010A to Version 5010 to adapt with ICD-10 code structure by January 1, 2012. 

The details below provide information on ICD-10 transition, resources, and general guidance on how to gear up for it.

About ICD-10
ICD-10-CM/PCS (International Classification of Diseases, Clinical Modification/Procedure Coding System, 10th Edition) consists of two parts:

  • ICD-10-CM for diagnosis coding
  • ICD-10-PCS for inpatient procedure coding
Thursday, 09 September 2010 05:47

ICD renders codes to classify diseases and a wide variety of signs, symptoms, abnormal findings, complaints, social circumstances, and external causes of injury or disease.   ICD codes are alphanumeric designations given to every diagnosis, health condition , description of symptoms, cause of death, etc., that can be attributed to a unique category and given a code.  Such categories can include a set of similar diseases.

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ICD-10 Corner

9 benefits of ICD-10

1. Measuring the quality, safety and efficacy of care
2. Designing payment systems and processing claims for reimbursement
3. Conducting research, epidemiological studies, and clinical trials
4. Setting health policy
5. Operational and strategic planning and designing healthcare delivery systems
6. Monitoring resource utilization
7. Improving clinical, financial, and administrative performance
8. Preventing and detecting healthcare fraud and abuse
9. Tracking public concerns and assessing risks of adverse public health events

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