Again what value is all these codes? Will it improve medical care?On October 1, 2014, the ICD-9 code sets will be replaced by ICD-10 code sets.
The US Department of Health and Human Services has mandated the replacement of the ICD-9-CM code sets with ICD-10 codes effective Oct. 1, 2014. ICD-10 implementation will radically change the way coding is currently done.
On January 16, 2009 HHS published a final rule adopting ICD-10-CM to replace ICD-9-CM in HIPAA transactions, effective implementation date of October 1, 2013.
ICD-10 will increase the number of billing codes from 17,000 to 140,000.
ICD-10 is not the same as ICD-9.
ICD-10 will replace ICD-9.
Is billing for getting bit by a turtle different from getting bit by a salamander? What are they going to do with this data? Identify which states you are more apt to get bit by a turtle?