ICD-10 Chapter 1
Terms in this set (10)
stands for the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, with Clinical Modifications.
ICD-10-CM is for
ICD-10-PCS is for
The official coding advice for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS is called
the AHA (American Hospital Association) Coding Clinic.
CD-10-CM (diagnosis codes) was developed for use in this country by the
National Center for Health Statistics.
It has retained some of the characteristics from ICD-9-CM, including 2 of the tables
ICD-10-CM kept the Neoplasm Table and the Drug and Chemical Table.
ICD-10-PCS (procedure codes) was developed by
the 3M Health Information Systems.
The procedure coding system was developed with 4 main objectives:
-It's based on a standard terminology, meaning that each term has its own definition or a specific meaning.
- It has a multi axial structure. That means that within each section, each code character has the same meaning - for example, each 4th character would be a body part; each 5th character would be an approach.
- Its completeness assures that if a procedure is substantially different from all other procedures, it will have a unique code.
- Lastly, it's expandable - and this is important because ICD-9-CM actually ran out of room to expand - it will allow for new unique codes within its grid system as new procedures are developed.
If a diagnosis code is followed by a dash
it indicates an incomplete code which must be completed from the Tabular List.
Procedure codes are always
incomplete in the alphabetic index.