ICD-10 & Coding defined

The International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) is a revision of the ICD-9-CM system which physicians and other providers currently use to code all diagnoses, symptoms, and procedures recorded in hospitals and physician practices. The ICD-10-CM revision has more than 68,000 diagnostic codes, compared to the 13,000 found in ICD-9-CM. The revision also includes twice as many categories, and is more specific in identifying treatment. For example, ICD-10 provides codes to distinguish between a left or right leg; ICD-9 does not.


ICD-10 Related Links, Tools, and News

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today that during the first year of the ICD-10 transition, CMS will not deny payment based on ICD-10 coding errors. CMS will not subject eligible professionals to ICD-10-related penalties associated with the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) as long as those professionals use codes from the correct ICD-10 family of codes. CMS also will not apply penalties if professionals experience difficulties calculating quality scores for these programs as a result of ICD-10 implementation. Click Here


CMS and AMA Announce Efforts to Help Providers Get Ready For ICD-10. For Frequently Asked Questions Click Here


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