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ICD-10 is the 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD), a medical classification list by the World Health Organization (WHO). ICD-10 codes are alpha numeric codes that are used by physicians, health insurance companies, and public health agencies across the USA to represent diagnosis.
The list of ICD-10 codes expand, as ICD-10-CM has 68000 codes compared with 13000 in ICD-9-CM, according to the centers of Medicare and Medicaid services.
Medicare will no longer pay claims with diagnosis codes that are close to accurate, after the ICD-10-CM transitional grace period. To make it complicated, payer haven’t been telling you what’s wrong with the claim you have submitted incorrectly, so to fix the problem seem more difficult and complicated. To make sure that your diagnosis codes are accurate is only handle the core of ICD-10-CM code selection so your claims continue to get paid.
Medical coding companies are feeling its effects as ICD-10 has been rolled out. The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) and its affiliates will recreate their processes in order to account for the vast increase in the number and variety of codes.
The delayed launch of ICD-10 now occurred, the new International Classification of Diseases, revision 10 (ICD-10) inflates coding option by the thousands and requires more specify than ever before. Among the codes, injury code also been updated. From Macaw attacks, sea mammal assaults to flaming water skies ICD-10-CM can classify it.
Now cardiologist has over 800 codes for describing angioplasty after ICD-10. Dermatologist will have 8 codes for acne. Gastroenterologist will now specify easily where the pain in stomach and due to which the pain causes, in fact everything has its own code.