ICD-10 (Improved Care Diagnosis) 10th Edition

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ICD-10 (Improved Care Diagnosis) 10th Edition

  • When was it mandated to begin? Why were there delays?
  • Why is the change being made to ICD-10?
  • What are the advantages of this change? Are there any disadvantages?
  • What does it mean to physicians and other health care providers?

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ICD-10 (Improved Care Diagnosis) 10th Edition

Created By Anonymous on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 3:28:04 PM EDT

last modified by Daniel Hornstein on Monday, June 12, 2017 1:16:20 AM EDT

  • When was it mandated to begin? Why were there delays?
  •     ICD-10 was mandated to be in full use on October 1, 2015.  There were final delay to keep giving ample time for providers to all fall into compliance with the change, as well as makng sure that HIPPA is on the same page. 
  • Why is the change being made to ICD-10?
  •      There are changes done for to comply and expand with current, treatments.. There are 1943 changes to  codes being used and being added as of 2017.
  • What are the advantages of this change? Are there any disadvantages?
  •     There is plenty of advantages as the freeze that was in place for new, and updated codes and there activity. There will be easier diagnosis as well as better communication. The changes are also helping a lot with fraud and abuse, of different patient accounts. There really isn’t any disadvantages that I am reading from the CDC website about ICD-10 and what it is doing to make healthcare coding and billing easier. 
  • What does it mean to physicians and other health care providers?
  •     These changes will better the treatment and diagnosis for the physicians and providers, it will have easier mortality,, and morbidity comparison, It will enhance the outcomes to the patients, with easier clinical decisions being made. All in all there will be better improved quality of data, received, better diagnosis of patient care and treatment. It will also provide a better tracking system all around to enhance the quality of patient care

Reference:

International Classification of Diseases, (ICD-10-CM/PCS) Transition – Background. (2015, October 01). Retrieved June 12, 2017, from https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/icd/icd10cm_pcs_background.htm



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