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ICD-10 Training

This module is designed to act as a resource and reference to help familiarize yourself with ICD-10 coding and is for educational purposes only.

The International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, better known as ICD-10, is replacing ICD-9 on Oct. 1, 2015. Any claims submitted with dates of service or discharge dates on or after the implementation date must be submitted with ICD-10 codes or they will be denied.

ICD-10 represents new medical code sets under HIPAA and is a fundamental overhaul to the current ICD-9 coding system. A federal mandate requires all HIPAA covered entities adopt ICD-10 by the compliance date of Oct. 1, 2015.

ICD codes are used to code medical diagnoses and procedures, calculate and adjudicate coverage, compile medical statistics, assess quality of care, and help manage clinical quality outcomes for patients.

The current ICD-9 code sets are widely viewed as outdated because of their limited ability to accommodate new procedures and diagnoses. They do not reflect advances in medical technologies nor are they descriptive enough.

ICD-10 incorporates greater specificity of codes, more clinical information contained in the codes, and updated terminology. The use of ICD-10 will improve the ability to measure health care services, enhance the ability to monitor the population's health, provide better overall data, and decrease the amount of supporting documentation needed when submitting claims.

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