Introduction to ICD-10 Coding

Introduction to ICD-10 Coding

Welcome to CMS eHealth. Here at CMS, advancing health
care is an important goal, and we believe that having
access to the best medical data is one way
to get there together. Health care has been progressing
by leaps and bounds with everything
from new clinical procedures to the invention
of cutting-edge technologies. One piece of the data solution
includes the use of updated medical codes. A new ICD-10 code set will
replace the old ICD-9 codes. These ICD-10 codes reflect current medical practice
and technology. Procedure codes for outpatient
services will remain the same. Using ICD-10, doctors can
capture much more information, meaning they can better
understand important details about a patient’s health. Also, the level of detail
that is provided by ICD-10 means researchers
and public health officials can better track diseases
and health outcomes nationwide. With more specific codes,
descriptions accurately reflect key aspects of the patient’s
disease, condition, or injury. For example,
ICD-9 codes might convey that a patient has a broken arm. ICD-10 codes can indicate
whether it’s the right arm that is broken or the left. Some other details
that can now be captured include related
medical conditions, the causes
of medical conditions, and the specific location
on the body. Capturing these details
will allow providers to better document
a patient’s visits and their health histories. For example, let’s say
that Ann goes to see a doctor. The new codes allow the doctor
to capture details about Ann’s health conditions. A year later, Ann goes
to see a new doctor. The new doctor can now
get a better understanding of Ann’s health history. In terms of
information technology, ICD-10 gives providers a coding
system that’s both standardized and streamlined so that patient
records can be easily and securely shared between
health care providers. Take steps now to get
on the road to ICD-10. For resources, tools,
and fact sheets, go to the CMS website


  • Medical Billing and Coding Education On-line says:

    Great Information! I'm sharing it on my page so that all members are aware of the need for training!

  • Pete Nunez says:

    I am so glad ICD-10 is coming out. I had no way to know which arm of my patient was broken until an ICD code told me!

  • Michelle Hanna says:

    Does that mean if I refer a patient to another phsycian I don't have to send their records I can just send them their ICD-10 code?

  • Leighton Julye says:

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  • Thomas Callahan says:

    The people entering the "data" know that when a $ is added to the data, that it becomes financial data, not medical data. So, anyone who would ultimately use data derived from ICD-10 will know that that it is not likely to be accurate if used as medical data.

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