The current ICD-9 code sets are outdated & do not reflect advances in medical technologies nor are they descriptive
The International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) Clinical Modifications (CM) and ICD-10 Procedure Coding
Structure (PCS) represent a fundamental overhaul to the current ICD-9 coding system.
ICD codes are used to codify medical diagnosis and procedures; calculate and adjudicate coverage; compile medical
statistics; assess quality of care and help manage clinical quality outcomes for patients.
A federal mandate requires all HIPAA covered entities to adopt ICD-10 by the compliance date of October 1, 2014.
For more information on ICD-10 visit the link below.
More and more studies have emerged showing the critical importance of primary care in providing patients with
better health outcomes. By focusing on care coordination and primary care, our goal is to afford AvMed members better
quality of life, more productive longevity, and lower costs as a result of reduced hospitalization, improved prevention
and better coordination of chronic disease care.
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