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  • The United Nations’ World Health Organization (WHO) The International Classification of Diseases 10th Revision (ICD-10) is copyrighted by the World Health Organization. ICD-10 is a diagnostics classification system, and is not procedure descriptive. WHO's International Classification of Procedures in Medicine (ICPM) developed in 1979, is outdated and individual countries have produced their own classification of interventions/procedures.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) developed the ICD-10-CM, a clinical modification of the WHO’s ICD-10. The World Health Organization authorized this development. The ICD-10-CM includes the level of detail needed for morbidity classification and diagnostics specificity in the United States, as well as code titles and language that complement accepted clinical practice in the USA.
  • The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) funded the development of the ICD-10 Procedure Coding System (ICD-10-PCS) which adheres to criteria established by the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS). The ICD-10-PCS was developed to capture procedure codes. Together ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS have the potential to reveal more about quality of care. CMS' ICD-10 webpage contains industry resources for the ICD-10 transition.
  • AHIMA's ICD-10 webpage Information from the American Health Information Management Association.


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This page was last updated on Thursday, July 7, 2016.

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