What is ICD 10?
The International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Edition (ICD–10) is a clinical cataloging system that goes into effect for the U.S. healthcare industry on Oct. 1, 2015, after a series of lengthy delays which will be split into two systems: ICD-10-CM (Clinical Modification) for diagnostic coding and ICD-10-PCS (Procedure Coding System) for inpatient hospital procedure coding.
What is ICD-10-CM?
The International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) is a system published by the World Health Organization (WHO) which uses unique alphanumeric codes to identify known diseases and other health problems. According to WHO, physicians, coders, health information managers, nurses and other healthcare professionals also use ICD-10-CM to assist them in the storage and retrieval of diagnostic information. ICD records are also used in the compilation of national mortality and morbidity statistics.
The ICD-10-CM revision includes more than 68,000 diagnostic codes, compared to 13,000 in ICD-9-CM. In addition, ICD-10-CM codes include twice as many categories. ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes consist of three to seven digits, compared to the three to five digit system of ICD-9-CM. The increase in the amount and length of ICD-10-CM codes will allow for greater coding specificity. Source: http://searchhealthit.techtarget.com/definition/ICD-10-CM
What is ICD-10-PCS?
The International Classification of Diseases 10th Revision Procedure Coding System (ICD-10-PCS) has been developed as a replacement for Volume 3 of the International Classification of Diseases 9th Revision (ICD-9-CM). The development of ICD-10-PCS was funded by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).1 ICD-10- PCS has a multiaxial seven character alphanumeric code structure that provides a unique code for all substantially different procedures, and allows new procedures to be easily incorporated as new codes.
The procedure coding system, ICD-10-PCS, developed and approved as a replacement for ICD-9-CM, Volume 3, can be viewed and downloaded from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Web sit. Source: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coding/ICD10/2016-ICD-10-PCS-and-GEMs.html
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2016 ICD-10 Codes List and ICD-10 Codes Download
FY 2016 release of ICD-10-CM and GEMS
Note: This replaces the FY 2015 release.
The 2016 ICD-10-CM files below contain information on the new diagnosis coding system, ICD-10-CM, that is a replacement for ICD-9-CM, Volumes 1 and 2.