International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10)
The IHS International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD-10) project fosters an alliance among the Office of Information Technology (OIT), clinical, and business disciplines within the Indian Health Service/Tribal/Urban (I/T/U) community for the benefit of our patients.
News & Events
On October 1, 2015, everyone covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) will begin using the International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision (ICD-10). These codes will replace the ICD-9 code set and must be used in all HIPAA electronic transactions. The transition to ICD-10 will not affect Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding for outpatient procedures and services.
To meet the October 1st deadline, the Office of Information Technology's ICD-10 Project will focus on the following:
- Emphasize need for training for coders and providers
- Update RPMS software to utilize ICD-10 code sets
- Emphasize timely assessment of business associate, vendor and payer readiness
- Encourage areas to address clinical documentation standards required to meet ICD-10 specificity
- Eliminate visit backlogs, (provider, coding and billing) prior to transition date
- Plan for a likely decrease in coder and provider productivity during the transition
- Encourage sites to retain and recruit experienced coders
- Engage and recognize everyone who contributes to the successful transition to ICD-10