ICD-10 Implementation at Johnston Health

On Oct. 1, 2015, ICD-10 will become the exclusive system used for coding diagnoses and procedures throughout the United States. ICD-10-CM (Clinical Modification) is the 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD) with diagnosis codes that classify diseases and health problems. ICD-CM is the international standard for diagnostic classifications. ICD-10-PCS is the international coding system for procedural coding. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has mandated the replacement of the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Edition/Revision (ICD-9) diagnostic and procedure code sets with the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition/Revision (ICD-10-CM/PCS) Clinical Modification (CM).

The transition to ICD 10 CM and ICD 10 PCS (ICD 10) represents much more than just an increase in codes and field sizes. The scope and complexity of the transition are significant. Codes and coded data are more widely used now than when the US transitioned to ICD 9 CM 30 years ago. The ICD 10 transition will have an impact throughout the entire healthcare industry and has been a significant undertaking at Johnston Health, for providers, payers, system vendors, and other stakeholders, requiring organization wide planning and preparation. ICD-10 affects all providers, payers, clearinghouses, and billing services.

Johnston Health will staff a Facility Command Center Oct. 1-2 and Oct. 5-7 from 7am-7pm, with a team of Department subject-matter-experts to assist with ICD-10 questions.


Steering Committee


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If you have any questions about ICD-10 and how it may affect your area, please contact:

Todd Miller

Yvonne Chamblee