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ICD-9 code sets to be replaced by ICD-10 code sets

ICD-9 code sets to be replaced by ICD-10 code sets

On Oct. 1, 2014, the ICD-9 code sets used to report medical diagnoses and inpatient procedures will be replaced by ICD-10 code sets.

Why is the health care industry making the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10?
  • This transition is occurring because ICD-9 produces limited data about patients’ medical conditions, is 30 years old, has outdated terms, and is inconsistent with current medical practice.
  • ICD-10 codes will also allow for greater specificity and exactness in describing a patient’s diagnosis.

As we transition to ICD-10, we will be going from 13,000 ICD-9 codes to approximately 68,000 ICD-10 codes.

In response to this change, TTUHSC and UMC Health System are collaborating to provide training opportunities for coders and physicians.  Please stay tuned for detailed training information.

For more information, contact Corlis Norman at 743-1634, Corlis.norman@ttuhsc.edu; RaeAnn Rodriguez at 743-4357, raeann.rodriguez@ttuhsc.edu; or Sylvia Adamcik at 743-2600 ext. 232, Sylvia.adamcik@ttuhsc.edu.