History Of Icd 10 Cm : Coding And Billing

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The History of ICD-10-CM Coding & Billing I HIMS 2420 January 11, 2015 Sandi Brennan Chris Michener, Instructor Health care is growing and demand on our health care system is rising. According to the Administration on Aging of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, people 65+ represented roughly 13% of the population in 2011, but are expected to be 21% of the population by 2040. The aging population, as well as increasing technological advances, and improved access to health care reinforce why reimbursement optimization is now essential to cost control and maintaining the quality of our health care system. Coding systems are used in the inpatient and outpatient settings for the classification of patient morbidity and mortality information for statistical use. The World Health Organization (WHO) developed the Ninth Revision, International Classification of Diseases (ICD-9) in the 1970s to track mortality statistics across the world. The International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM), is the adaptation the U.S. health system uses as a standard list of six-character alphanumeric codes to describe diagnoses. Globally utilizing a standardized system improves consistency in recording symptoms and diagnoses for payer claims reimbursement, as well as clinical research, and tracking purposes. Almost all countries in the world now utilize ICD-10 released by WHO in 1993, which is more detailed and data-rich,

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