Since 2009, the Military Health System (MHS) has been preparing for the mandated conversion to the International Classification of
Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) on October 1, 2014. This issue summaries the latest major accomplishments for ICD-10 implementation
and some of the projects that the MHS will address in the future.
On September 5, 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services published a Final Rule that officially extends the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) compliance date to October 1, 2014. This issue summarizes the impacts of the delay for each of the Military Health System ICD-10 Integrated Project Team Sub-workgroups.
TRICARE Management Activity and the Services are working together to provide standardized International Classification of Diseases,
Tenth Revision (ICD-10) training. This newsletter announces availability of an ICD-10 web-based training tool that will be available to the
Military Health System medical community.
This issue highlights the Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) that
proposes to postpone the implementation date of the International
Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10). The NPRM also proposes
the adoption of the standard for a national unique health plan identifier
(HPID), other entity identifier (OEID) and additional requirements regarding
the National Provider Identifier (NPI).
This issue highlights some of the areas where the International
Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification
(ICD-10-CM) coding system allows for greater specificity that could be used
to support evidenced based clinical care protocols that reduce cost and
improve quality of care over time.
This newsflash highlights an issue with the International Classification of
Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) that coders,
clinicians and data analyzers need to be made aware of in order to avoid
codes being misinterpreted.
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