The Change from ICD-9-MCS to ICD-10-CMS

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The change from: ICD-9-CMS to ICD-10-CMS Due to ICD-9-CMS’ ability to provide necessary detail for patients’ medical conditions or the procedures and services performed on hospital patients, ICD-10-CM/PCS was implemented. Problems with ICD-9-CMS were: • Program over 30 years old • Outdated and obsolete terminology • Uses outdated codes that produce inaccurate and limited data • Inconsistent with current medical practice The implementation of the new ICD-10CM/PC will: • Enhance accurate payment for services rendered • Facilitate evaluation of medical processes and outcomes A number of countries have already moved to ICD-10-CM, but here in the United States we are still behind, and have not evolved from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM. The compliance date for implementation of the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition, Clinical Modification/Procedure Coding System (ICD-10-CM/PCS) was October 1, 2013 for all covered entities. Although, a number of countries that have already converted to ICD-10: ➤ United Kingdom (1995) ➤ France (1997) ➤ Australia (1998) ➤ Germany (2000) ➤ Canada (2001) ICD-10-CM/PCS consists of two parts: Subtle differences include: ➤ Diagnosis classification system developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for use in all U.S. health care treatment settings. Diagnosis coding under this system uses 3–7 alpha and numeric digits and full code titles, but the format is very much the same as ICD-9-CM More

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