Breathing (and Coding?) a Bit Easier: Changes to International Classification of Disease Coding for Pulmonary Hypertension

Stephen Mathai, Sherin Mathew

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Abstract

The International Classification of Disease (ICD) coding system is broadly used by health-care providers, hospitals, health-care payers, and governments to track health trends and statistics at the global, national, and local levels and to provide a reimbursement framework for medical care based on diagnosis and severity of illness. The current iteration of the ICD system, the ICD, Tenth Revision (ICD-10), was implemented in 2015. Although many changes to the prior ICD, Ninth Revision system were included in the ICD-10 system, the newer revision failed to adequately reflect advances in the clinical classification of certain diseases such as pulmonary hypertension (PH). Recently, a proposal to modify the ICD-10 codes for PH was considered and ultimately adopted for inclusion as an update to the ICD-10 coding system. Although these revisions better reflect the current clinical classification of PH, in the future, further changes should be considered to improve the accuracy and ease of coding for all forms of PH.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)207-218
Number of pages12
JournalChest
Volume154
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2018

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Keywords

  • coding
  • ICD-10
  • pulmonary hypertension

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  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Breathing (and Coding?) a Bit Easier : Changes to International Classification of Disease Coding for Pulmonary Hypertension. / Mathai, Stephen; Mathew, Sherin.

In: Chest, Vol. 154, No. 1, 01.07.2018, p. 207-218.

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