The U.S. health care industry will undergo a major transition when it moves from ICD-9 CM to ICD-10 CM/PCS in 2015. This transition will have a significant impact on public health surveillance systems and activities which are secondary consumers of ICD-9 coded data. For example, public health programs rely on the receipt of ICD-9-CM coded data to conduct syndromic surveillance, identify cancer cases, support worker illness and injury surveillance programs, and enhance real time public health situation awareness. It is imperative that public health agencies begin to prepare their systems, modify current business processes, and train their workforce for a seamless transition to consume ICD-10 coded data and ensure continuity of surveillance services and functions.
ICD-10 Transition Overview – 7/22/13
Transitioning to ICD-10 CM: What is the impact for Public Health Surveillance? – 4/24/14
Training Session: Mapping Tool between two code sets: ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM/PCS – 6/3/14
Planning for the ICD-10 Transition – 11/12/14
MapIT – Introduction to Mapping Tool 2015 – 3/16/15
The following resources are aimed to help inform and prepare public health practitioners for the ICD-10 conversion.