Health Information Management

Mark your calendar: ICD-10 is effective October 1, 2013

APCs Insider, February 27, 2009

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The moment HIM departments nationwide have awaited for years has arrived.

On January 15, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the final rule to replace the ICD-9-CM code sets now used to report healthcare diagnoses and inpatient procedures with the more advanced ICD-10 code set currently used in other nations. The final rule will implement the ICD-10 code set October 1, 2013, two years later than HHS initially proposed.

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