Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (ICD)

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In 1893 the International Statistical Institute approved a standardized system for classifying deaths. In 1949 The World Health Organization realized the ide of enacting a system for tracking mortality as well as causes of diseases on a global basis. The Manual of the International Classification of Diseases, injuries and causes of death {ICD} has served as the foundation for the modern practice of medical coding. There are three major types of coding systems Current Procedural Terminology {CPT}, Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) and International Classification of Diseases (ICD). On October 1,2015 ICD-10 was put in to affect before this ICD-9 was used. ICD-9 had only numeric codes of about 14,000. ICD-10 has alphanumeric

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