What you need to know about ICD-10
All healthcare providers will soon have to switch over from using ICD-9 to ICD-10 codes for all their medical services. The deadline for completing the switch is October 1, 2015, which means that healthcare facilities need to start planning now in order to be fully prepared to meet the upcoming transition without any hiccups.
ICD-10 has roughly 68,000 codes, allowing for much more detailed information to be conferred simply by using a single code. This is a large increase from ICD-9 with only 13,000 codes.