International Statistical Classification Of Diseases And Related Health Problems

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In today’s technological world patients are choosing where they receive their care based on research and public access to hospitals quality of care numbers. Hospitals are competing with other hospitals for patients. In order to attract patients hospitals are improving their quality of care by providing safe and efficient care. Advancements in Medical Technology has made it possible for Health care providers to better diagnose and treat their patients, one of those medical advancements is conversion of International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems 9th edition (ICD-9) to International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems 10th edition (ICD-10).
ICD-10 a medical classification list went live on October 1, 2015 for U.S healthcare industry after experiencing many lengthy. The adoption of ICD-10 codes offer many more relegation options compared to ICD-9 (Rouse, 2015). With ICD-10 codes, healthcare officials properly document diseases on patient’s charts, government agencies track epidemiology trends, and insurance carriers assist in medical reimbursement decisions. ICD-10 codes are developed by The World Health Organization (WHO) and are adopted by the rest of the healthcare system in the United States.
ICD-9 was introduced in 1979. With the advancement in medicine and the direction healthcare has gone into a new set of coding was needed that supported advances in modern technology and medical devices.ICD-10 is…
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