ICD-10 Codes

October 1, 2015 marked the official start of using ICD10 codes. The months that led up to this date were marked by fear and confusion as physicians were bombarded with information surrounding the impending apocalyptic doom surrounding the day. Physicians survived, maybe not unscathed.

Here are some tools and tips to help with ICD10:

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    www.icd10data.com
    A great website where you can enter the ICD9 code/description and see the ICD10 equivalent(s). It also provides extensive yet simple information on the coding structure and descriptions of codes and code categories.

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    CMS.GOV/Medicare/Coding/ICD10

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    Become familiar with the coding structure

    A00-B99 Certain infectious and parasitic diseases

    C00-D49 Neoplasms

    D50-D89 Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs and certain disorders involving the immune mechanism

    E00-E89 Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases

    F01-F99 Mental, Behavioral and Neurodevelopmental disorders

    G00-G99 Diseases of the nervous system

    H00-H59 Diseases of the eye and adnexa

    H60-H95 Diseases of the ear and mastoid process

    I00-I99 Diseases of the circulatory system

    J00-J99 Diseases of the respiratory system

    K00-K95 Diseases of the digestive system

    L00-L99 Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue

    M00-M99 Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue

    N00-N99 Diseases of the genitourinary system

    O00-O9A Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium

    P00-P96 Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period

    Q00-Q99 Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities

    R00-R99 Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified

    S00-T88 Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes

    V00-Y99 External causes of morbidity

    Z00-Z99 Factors influencing health status and contact with health services

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