A Short Note On International Classification Of Diseases Essay

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The ICD-CM (International Classification of Diseases -Clinical Modification) system was implemented by the United States in the 1970’s, although it was utilized by the world 's healthcare community for over a century (Vines, Braceland, Rollins, & Miller, 2008). ICD-10-CM system was initially designed for classifying and reporting diseases in all United States health care settings; it is a modified version of the World Health Organizations ICD-10. ICD-CM-10 was created to support current US health information needs. There are several differences in ICD-CM-9 and ICD-CM-10 versions. Since it was developed in the 1970s, the ICD-9-CM code set no longer fits with the needs of the 21st-century health care system. Consequently, reliance on outdated and imprecise ICD-9-CM information adversely impacts the value of healthcare data collection. Currently, ICD-9-CM code sets do not meet the necessary requirements to track, identify, and analyze new clinical services and treatments available for patients. In the ICD-10-CM system, medical conditions are grouped together, and the categories are alphanumeric; there are more diagnosis codes to choose from, thereby allowing more accuracy and detail when capturing healthcare data. ICD-10-CM code sets are more detailed and include severity of conditions, laterality, and complexity which allows for more precision and tracking of conditions. Operative codes now distinguish between intraoperative and post-operative problems.
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