ICD-10-CM TRANSITION – BRIEF HISTORY
As of December 1, 2011, there are 670 days until ICD-10-CM replaces ICD-9-CM code sets.
ICD-10 was adopted by the World Health Assembly in 1990. The first modification for ICD-10 was published in 1998. Subsequent editions have been made available every two years. The United States remains the only industrialized nation that has not implemented ICD-10 for morbidity. By implementing ICD-10-CM for dates of service on or after October 1, 2013, the United States will be able to maintain data comparability internationally.
As we look toward the future, PRC Medical/Streamline MD is set up to keep you informed of any updates.