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What is ICD10?

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The International Classification of Diseases ICD10 is a classification tool used in medicine to track a patient's diagnosis. The purpose of ICD10 is to improve health collection and reporting while supporting vital analyses, including the study of morbidity (illness) trends. It also assists with medical billing to ensure procedures and services being performed are clinically relevant and medically necessary.

Prior to the ICD, attempts to create a widespread and systematic classification of diseases were made as early as the 1700s. The modern ICD can be traced to the adoption of the world's first international classification system adopted by the International Statistical Institute in 1983. Through multiple revisions, that system eventually came to be managed by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948 and now contains all known diseases and injuries. 

How is ICD Used?

The ICD10 is a classification system with multiple components. For diagnostic purposes, the ICD10 contains a detailed description of all known diseases and injuries. Each one has a unique identifier used to code for a patient and a medical claim. Multiple countries subscribe to the system and use it in different manners.

In some countries, the ICD is only used in hospital settings. Meanwhile, some areas only use the ICD10 for morbidity purposes. Additionally, some countries only use partial codes. Despite variances in how the ICD is used around the world, it is still considered one of the most valuable tools in healthcare for diagnostic and analysis purposes. 

How TempDev Helps With ICD10

TempDev’s team of experienced consultants, developers, and trainers is here to support enhanced accessibility and customized features and templates. This enables you and your patients to have more control over data with improved transparency. 

As part of our streamlining process, we help you implement the Patient Portal, API, and other tools to better support safety, patient engagement, and security. TempDev offers the comprehensive resources and tools you need to ensure compliance from dashboards to automation and workflow redesign. 

Contact us here or by calling us at 888.TEMP.DEV to ensure systems are updated with the latest ICD10 needs.

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