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Understanding the key differences between ICD-9 and ICD-10 [Video]

By: Nextech | March 10th, 2015

Understanding the key differences between ICD-9 and ICD-10 [Video] Blog Feature
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Hello, and welcome to the Nextech blog! Today we will be discussing key differences between ICD-9 and ICD-10.

As you probably already know, the largest single difference between these two coding languages is that ICD-10 is far more expansive than the over 30 year old ICD-9 code set. ICD-9, with a total of 14,000 diagnosis codes and 4,000 procedure codes, is somewhat limited in its ability to describe and denote patient conditions and procedures. ICD-10 will be able to generate 68,000 diagnosis codes and 87,000 procedure codes.

This added range of capability is due to an expansion of the coding structure. The transition, scheduled for October 1, 2015, is still a daunting undertaking for those who did not move to electronic medical records for Meaningful Use. Nextech has a unique approach to simplifying ICD-10 by building codes for you while you chart.

Thanks for watching the Nextech blog, and be sure to check out our other ICD-10 resources.

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