Data Ladder Takes ICD-10 Changes Seriously

With the recent updates of ICD-10, having strong data quality and data matching software by one’s side is critical in keeping data accurate. Data Ladder has partnered with several organizations seeking assistance in staying compliant with ICD-10.

ICD-10 data quality tools

 

Life, as we know it, cannot exist without the documentation of its existence. Apparently, neither can diseases. We need to diagnose, identify, characterize, distinguish, indicate and of course document every aspect of those diseases. All of this can be found in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD).

The International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10), which is a bible of sorts, gives complete information of the diseases, including mortality statistics. This information is then translated into medical codes; these codes make it easier to categorize. The World Health Organization (WHO) publishes the ICD.

The medical field changes constantly because of new advances and technologies being created continually, so updates are without pause.

Although the International Classification of Diseases is available both in book and software form, software is a better choice in order to keep up with the latest changes. Data Ladder’s data matching software is an invaluable choice to keep up with even the most minute change.

Categories and information may be similar, but to the medical industry, similar is still different and could be extremely significant. This is where accuracy and timeliness is very important. We can help with both. Our data matching software makes changes automatically, where accuracy is paramount.

Since the International Classification of Diseases exists so that the entire medical world has the same definitions, updates cannot be left to human error. A cause of death from a reported sequence of conditions could change dramatically by an update. That update could be small, but could be traced back to the original diagnosis, which could have made all the difference in the mortality outcome.

Data Ladder can work with healthcare organizations with ICD-10. For more information, please contact one of our data matching specialists.