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Why can't we use ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes after Oct. 1?
Carl Natale
When the U.S. House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health held its hearing "Examining ICD-10 Implementation" last month, dual coding came up.
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ICD-9 codes are for Klingons

On Star Trek money was not being used because it was not needed. Civilization had advanced passed the need for money therefore ICD-codes that are used for reimbursrement in the USA would not even be discussed. Money was a medium of exchange used to facilitate transactions of goods or services. Money in the 21st century sense was not used on 24th century Earth. The exact nature of the Federation economy is difficult to describe; while money had not entirely ceased to exist, it did not play the central role in the lives of Federation and Earth citizens that it once did. The ...


ICD-9 codes are for Klingons

Mr. Spock has now gone where every man goes eventually. I suspect he was hoping to escape any more i10 space jokes. As we mourn the loss of a great man, let all physicians rejoice, now we can be as illogical as our DNA directs and use medical terminology (as taught in medical school) correctly while ignoring coding terminology (as taught in coding school). After all ICD-13 is used on Vulcan and Spock-to-be-continued...


It's not too early to start hating ICD-11 coding

WHO is due to release ICD-11 in 2017; delayed from 2015 by 'technical difficulties' (wonder what could be 'technical' about a list of codes?). CDC is not expected to release ICD-11-CM till 2022! Given the ability of our current government to function efficiently, perhaps 2220 is more like it. Haven't you heard, ICD-13 is being used on all civilized planets, except earth? Just ask the aliens, you know those little green men who published it in !@#$%^&&**(%#@*)_*^&*^&*)


Why can't we use ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes after Oct. 1?

You are right on! CMS, et al, has to accept both i9 and i10 codes for the next few years, or else every patient seen on Sept 30th must have a bill submitted before midnight! So let's put to bed the thought that there will be no i9 bills sent after midnight 9/30. i9 and i10 will coexist in computers. Now to the heart of the matter. ICD-9-CM can coexist with ICD-10-PCS because ICD-10-PCS replaces CPT codes for inpatient procedures only and only for hospital bills. In fact, ICD-10-CM will coexist with ICD-10-PCS for hospitals and CPT, for physician E/M and procedure ...


Why can't we use ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes after Oct. 1?

There is still going to be confusion because Work Comp Carriers (except Dept of Labor) and Automobile Insurance Carriers are not changing to ICD-10, so it will be the Practices' that have dual coding, in house.


 
 

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