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ICD-10 Information

Getting Ready for ICD-10  

Starting on October 1, 2015, the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition, or ICD-10, will go into effect. ICD-10 will replace ICD-9, the current set of diagnosis and procedure codes. These codes are used to identify symptoms and conditions, shorten patient chart information, note complaints and social circumstances, and more.

This transition to ICD-10 affects everyone covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). As a provider or office staff member, you may need to prepare for ICD-10 in a number of ways, including:

•  Getting trained on the new codes
•  Updating your policies and procedures
•  Continuing to document your patient's information 

ICD-10 makes use of 3-7 digits, up from the 3-5 digits used with ICD-9. As a result, ICD-10 allows for more detail and specificity in diagnosis and classification.

Learn more about how ICD-10 will affect your practice by exploring the resources below. And keep checking this space – Healthfirst will keep you updated as we learn more information.


ICD-10 Resources