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ICD-10 contains more than 14,000 codes that can be sub-classified into 16,000 codes, catering to many new diagnoses. However, there are two main classifications used worldwide:
1) ICD-10-CM (Clinical Modification) – Diagnostic codes
2) ICD-10-PCS (Procedure Coding System) – Procedure Codes (for inpatients)
ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS accommodate new procedures as well as new technology. Not only do these codes cater to a number of diagnoses, they also have the potential to provide better and updated data for improving overall patient and health care. The data obtained from the codes provides better understanding of complex disease conditions and allows designing of clinical algorithms to track patient care outcomes.
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