LEEDer Group Inc.
8508 North West 66th St.
Miami, Florida 33166 USA

Phone: 305.436.5030
Fax: 305.436.0086
E-mail Address: info {at] LEEDerGroup [dot] com

2013-01 October ICD-10 IMPLEMENTATION

ICD-10 Implementation
Single implementation date for all users
–Date of service for ambulatory and physician
–Date of discharge for inpatient settings
ICD-9-CM codes will not be accepted for
services provided on or after October 1, 2013
ICD-9-CM claims for services prior to implementation date will continue to flow throu
systems for a period of time
No grace period
Benefits of ICD-10-CM
• Up-to-date classification systems will provide much better data for:
–Measuring the quality, safety, and efficacy of care
–Designing payment systems and processing claims for reimbursement
–Conducting research, epidemiological studies, and clinical trials
–Setting health policy
–Operational and strategic planning and designing healthcare delivery systems
–Monitoring resource utilization
–Improving clinical, financial, and administrative performance
–Preventing and detecting healthcare fraud and abuse
–Tracking public health and risks

ICD-10-CM Structure Compared to ICD-9


•3 – 5 characters
•First character is numeric
or alpha (E or V)
•Characters 2- 5 are numeric
•Always at least 3
•Use of decimal after 3 characters


•3 – 7 characters
•Character 1 is alpha (all
letters except U are used)
•Character 2 is numeric
•Characters 3 – 7 are alpha or
•Use of decimal after 3 characters
•Use of dummy placeholder “x?
•Alpha characters are not case-sensitive

Additional Resources

•The following organizations offer providers others ICD-10 resources
–WEDI (Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchan
–HIMSS (Health Information and Management
Systems Society)