IDC-10 is Packed with Over 68,000 Diagnostic and Clinical Codes
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
New in Health Care: ICD-10
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