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ICD 10 Implementation
WHAT IS ICD-10?
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has mandated the replacement of the ICD-9-CM code sets used by medical coders and billers to report healthcare diagnoses and procedures with ICD-10 codes, effective Oct. 1, 2015. ICD-10 implementation will radically change the way coding is done and will require a significant effort to implement. The time for ICD-10 implementation training is now, and through AAPC, thousands of organizations and individuals have become ICD-10 Implementation Ready.
ICD-10 is a diagnostic coding system implemented by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1993 to replace ICD-9, which was developed by WHO in the 1970s. ICD-10 is in almost every country in the world, except the United States.
When we hear “ICD-10” in the United States, it usually refers to the U.S. clinical modification of ICD-10: ICD-10-CM. This code set is scheduled to replace ICD-9-CM, our current U.S. diagnostic code set, on Oct. 1, 2015.
Another designation, ICD-10-PCS, for “procedural coding system,” is will also be adopted in the United States. ICD-10-PCS will replace Volume 3 of ICD-9-CM as the inpatient procedural coding system. The final rule stated that CPT® would remain the coding system for physician services.
* Source: https://www.aapc.com/icd-10/faq.aspx