ICD-10 stands for International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Edition. ICD is the international standard tool for classifying medical conditions into codes. This allows for analysis of the general health situation of population groups, including incidence and prevalence of diseases and health problems as well as mortality statistics. It is also utilized for reimbursement and resource allocation.
There is an ongoing revision process for ICD. ICD-10 was endorsed by the 43rd World Health Assembly in May 1990 and came into use in the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1994. According to the United States CDC:
The Tenth Revision (ICD-10) differs from the Ninth Revision (ICD-9) in several ways although the overall content is similar: First, ICD-10 is printed in a three-volume set compared with ICD-9’s two-volume set. Second, ICD-10 has alphanumeric categories rather than numeric categories. Third, some chapters have been rearranged, some titles have changed, and conditions have been regrouped. Fourth, ICD-10 has almost twice as many categories as ICD-9. Fifth, some fairly minor changes have been made in the coding rules for mortality.
ICD-11 is scheduled for release in 2017.
The United States’ Implementation of ICD-10 on October 1, 2015
ICD-10 is currently used 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. Another designation, ICD-10-PCS, for “procedural coding system,” 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.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a rule on July 31, 2014, that ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS will be implemented into the HIPAA mandated code set on October 1, 2015.
ICD-10 Training Online
If your healthcare program is covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), then transitioning to ICD-10 code sets is mandatory. But, there’s more to ICD-10 than just learning a new code set and upgrading your facility’s software. The transition will affect every aspect of your healthcare practice, especially reimbursement policies and procedures. The transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 will require a significant effort to implement. Which means… the time for ICD-10 implementation training should begin now!
Compliance Training: HIPAA and Custom ICD-10 Training Online
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By taking advantage of CEU360’s services, healthcare facilities can disseminate training materials rapidly and cost effectively to their healthcare teams. This affords companies the ability to include ICD-10 training material that includes their facility’s unique software protocols and their overall organizational training goals. Contact CEU360 today to learn more about beginning ICD-10 training online at your healthcare facility.