Transitioning to ICD-10 with Medical-Coding Outsourcing

IDC-10 is Packed with Over 68,000 Diagnostic and Clinical Codes

IDC-10 is Packed with Over 68,000 Diagnostic and Clinical Codes

Introducing ICD-10

As of October 2015, health-care providers in the United States began using codes from the tenth revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, otherwise known as ICD-10. Representing the latest stage in data-driven medicine, ICD-10 is jam-packed with over 68,000 diagnostic and clinical procedure codes.

The medical-classification list, produced by the World Health Organization, is also used to monitor incidences of diseases and to track the health of population groups and countries worldwide.  Continue reading

ICD-10 Medical Coding Help

New in Health Care: ICD-10

The Complexity of ICD-10 Means Outsourcing Medical Coding is Value-Added

The Complexity of ICD-10 Means Outsourcing Medical Coding is Value-Added

With the upgraded ICD-10 medical-coding system in high gear, US health providers are turning to outside professionals to help meet coding requirements. The new International Classification of Diseases has been a long time in coming, and its complexity and dual-coding demands are challenging for most health-care organizations. Its more than 68,000 diagnostic and clinical procedure codes far supersede those of its predecessor, the ICD-9, which numbered 14,000 codes.  Continue reading