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ICD-10

The International Classification of Disease tenth revision (ICD-10) is a system of coding created by the World Health Organization that notes various medical records including diseases, symptoms, abnormal findings and external causes of injury.

The ICD-10 was created in 1992 as the successor to the previous ICD-9 system. In the United States, an official use of the ICD-10 system will begin on October 1st, 2013. It will be split into two systems: ICD-10-CM (clinical modification) for diagnostic coding and ICD-10-PCS (procedure coding system) for inpatient hospital procedure coding.

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This was last updated in April 2012
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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