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...
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