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The Use of ICD-10

The use of ICD-10 will help to:
  • Improve the ability to measure health care services
  • Enhance the ability to monitor the population's health
  • Provide better overall data and decrease the need for supporting documentation when submitting claims

What is different from ICD-9?

ICD-10 codes will differ from ICD-9 codes in length and structure. In addition:

  • ICD-10 codes contain more detail about conditions, injuries and illnesses
  • Include the concept of laterality
  • Use combination codes to describe conditions and associated symptoms
  • Use updated language and terminology

Educational Series

Coding to highest specificity ICD-10

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