DRIP Line ICD-10-CM Did you know... ICD-10-CM/PCS consists of two parts

by  Christine Woolstenhulme, QCC, QMCS, CPC, CMRS
October 8th, 2015

ICD-10-CM – The diagnosis classification system developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for use in all United States health care treatment settings. Diagnosis coding under this system uses 3–7 alpha and numeric digits and full code titles, but the format is very much the same as ICD-9-CM; and

ICD-10-PCS – The procedure classification system developed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for use in the U.S. for inpatient hospital settings only. The new procedure coding system uses 7 alpha or numeric digits while the ICD-9-CM coding system uses 3 or 4 numeric digits.

The new classification system provides significant improvements through greater detailed information and the ability to expand to capture additional advancements in clinical medicine. ICD-10-CM/PCS improvements include:

Much greater specificity and clinical information, which results in:

Better data for:


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