The use of ICD-10 will:

  • Improve the ability to measure health care services.
  • Enhance the ability to monitor the population's health.
  • Provide better overall data and decrease the need for supporting documentation when submitting claims.


What is different from ICD-9?
ICD-10 codes will differ from ICD-9 codes in length and structure. In addition:

  • ICD-10 codes contain more detail about conditions, injuries and illnesses
  • Include the concept of laterality
  • Use combination codes to describe conditions and associated symptoms
  • Use updated language and terminology


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