Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary: HIPAA Administrative Simplification: Modifications to Medical Data Code Set Standards To Adopt ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS
GAO-09-335R: Feb 2, 2009
- Full Report:
GAO reviewed the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) new rule on modifications to medical data code set standards to adopt ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS. GAO found that (1) the final rule modifies two standard medical data code sets for coding diagnoses and inpatient hospital procedures, adopts the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) for diagnosis coding, and the Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Procedure Coding System for inpatient hospital procedure coding; and (2) HHS complied with the applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.