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What is ICD-9-CM PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 09 September 2010 06:08

ICD-9-CM International Classification of Diseases, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) is a classification used in assigning codes to diagnoses associated with inpatient, outpatient, and physician office utilization in the U.S. The ICD-9-CM is based on the ICD-9 and provides additional morbidity detail and is annually updated on October 1. It was created by the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics as an extension of ICD-9 system so that it can be used to capture more morbidity data and a section of procedure codes was added.

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ICD-10 An Overview
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ICD-10-CM/PCS -The Next Generation of Coding: The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (commonly known as ICD) is revised periodically and is currently in its tenth edition. The work on ICD-10, as it is therefore known, was begun in 1983 and was completed in 1992. The code set allows more than 140,000 different codes and allows tracking of many new diagnoses and procedures, a significant refinement from 17,000 codes available in ICD-9. Adoption was relatively rapid in most of the world.

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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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