Essay on Icd 10 ( International Classification Of Diseases )

786 Words Apr 5th, 2016 4 Pages
ICD-10 Positive Movements
ICD-10 (International Classification of Diseases) is a positive move for both the medical community and the patient, even though ICD-10 implementation was a slow moving process. For the medical community, ICD-10 makes coding much easier for the doctors and physicians while giving them a better reputation because the coding is now up-to-date. ICD-10 has 71,924 codes with 7 characters, alpha or numeric, numbers 0-9, and letters A-H, J-N, P-Z. (Services, 2015) ICD-10 is giving doctors a greater reputation due to the more accurate coding the coders are giving. These codes tell the complete story of the patient’s illness making them want to return. These codes are given more information so they can reduce error, improve in health care, and give the appropriate reimbursement. (Services, 2015) Many people were worried about the security that ICD-9 was giving but ICD-10 is up-to-date with the system. With the new ICD-10, it can now track and analyze new clinical services, along with capturing more details about the health care services. (Services, 2015) However, ICD-10 benefits more than just the medical community it also benefits the patient’s. No one wants to worry about how much money they are going to have to pay after a doctor’s visit. Also, with the new ICD-10 coding the diagnoses of the patient’s illness has gone down in price. With ICD-10 having much less error this is allowing the patient to get the right amount of reimbursement needed. With it…

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