The usage of the new and improved ICD-10 will be a challenge in the healthcare industry. There will be so many more rules and materials for the upcoming transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10. There will be training and workshops that will be available for all necessary professionals who would like to take advantage of the new material. There will be a lot to learn with the transaction, but it will be worth it. Many countries have switched from ICD-9 to ICD-10 to say up to date with the current medical field, but the Unites States is the only country that has not fully switch to ICD-10.
The adoption of ICD-10 has been slow in the United States. ICD-10 is used in the United States, but only for mortality reporting done for the cause of death on death certificates. The Unites States continue to report with ICD-9-CM for their diagnosis. One reason why the United States have not fully switch to ICD-10 is because the system has fewer codes and less specificity than the current ICD-9-CM that is used, so this would be unacceptable as a United States codeset without using modification. ICD-10-CM means International Classification of Diseases. The ICD-10-CM is a United States clinical modification of the Who’s ICD-10.
The ICD-10-CM is maintained by the National Center for Health Statistics. ICD-10-CM is a morbidity classification system that classifies diagnosis and other reasons that are needed for health care encounters. It’s time for a transition from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10, because ICD-9-CM was developed back in the 1970’s and the coding system no longer fits with the current healthcare system. ICD-9-CM is no longer able to support current health information needs because it is used for many more purposes today than it was originally design for. Switching to the system of ICD-10-CM is a great need.
By upgrading to this system it will improve the United States’ ability to track and respond to international public health threats, will gain better benefits of an electronic health record, and it will increase the value of the US investment in SNOMED-CT. ICD-10-CM is needed to help bring the United States in line with other coding systems worldwide. Adoption of ICD-10-CM will better position health care providers to improve the quality of healthcare data, which is essential to improving the quality of patient care. Investing in ICD-10-CM will allow organizations to move beyond compliance to achieve competitive advantage.
The value of the transition will be far-reaching and broad and will result in the following: Higher quality information for measuring healthcare services quality, safety, and efficiency, improved efficiencies and lower costs, reduced coding errors, greater coding accuracy and specificity, increased value in the US investment in SNOMED-CT, alignment of the US with coding systems worldwide, space to accommodate future expansion, greater achievement of the benefits of an electronic health record, recognition of advances in medicine and technology, and enhanced ability to track and respond to international public health threats.
These are just a couple of advantages that will benefit the United States in the transition of ICD-10-CM. For this many advantages this is why the need of ICD-10-CM is needed. ICD-10-CM is the way to go. The transition may take time but it is worth the time and patient spent to improve the United States. The layout and the major conventions used in ICD-10-PCS is not complicated at all. ICD-10-PSC was developed by CMS. It was designed for inpatient procedure codes and it will replace ICD-9 procedure codes (volume 3). ICD-10-PCS is strictly for use in the United States.
The system was designed by 3M Health Information Management for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. The development of ICD-10-PCS had incorporation of four major attributes which are completeness, expandability, standardized terminology, and multi-axial. In completeness there should be a unique code for all substantially different procedures. In expandability as new procedures are developed the structure of ICD-10-PCS should allow them to be easily incorporated as unique codes. In standardized terminology ICD-10-PCS should include definitions of the terminology used.
ICD-10-PCS should not include multiple meanings for the same term, and each term must be assigned a specific meaning. There are no eponyms or common procedure terms in ICD-10-PCS. In multi-axial ICD-10-PCS codes should consist of independent characters, with each individual component retaining its meaning across board ranges of codes to the extent possible. ICD-10-PSC has a seven character alphanumeric code structure. Each character contains up to 34 possible values. ICD-10-PSC is composed of 16 sections using the number 0-9 and letters A-H, J-N, and P-Z.
A code is derived by choosing a specific value for each of the seven characters. With ICD-10-PCS, based on the procedure performed values of each character specifies the section, the body system, root operation, body part, approach, device, and qualifiers are designed. Here is a table that will show the conversion of ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-PCS: ICD-9-CMICD-10-PCS 789. 00 Abdominal Pain unspcf siteR10. 9 Abdom . Pain 787. 02 Nausea aloneR11. 0 Nausea, vomiting 780. 4 Dizziness and giddinessR42 Dizziness 787. 91 DiarrheaR19. 7 Diarrhea 780. 60 Fever NOS 784. 0 HeadacheR50. 9 Fever
R51 Headache 555. 9 Regional enteritis NOSK50. 90 Crohn’s 786. 2 CoughR05 Cough 493. 90 Asthma NOSJ45. 909 Asthma 786. 50 Chest Pain NOSR07. 9 Chest Pain References 1. Retrieved June 22, 2010, website: http://www. aapc. com/ICD-10/codes/index. aspx 2. Retrieved June 22, 2010, website: http://www. aapc. com/ICD-10/naming-conventions. aspx 3. Retrieved June 22, 2010, website: http://www. ahima. org/icd10/understanding. aspx 4. Retrieved June 22, 2010, website: http://www. ahima. org/icd10/value. aspx 5. Retrieved June 22, 2010, website: http://www. ahima. org/icd10/replaced. aspx