On October 1, 2015, Cleveland Clinic transitioned from ICD-9 to ICD-10 as its medical code as required by the Federal Government through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as required by Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA). The transition to ICD-10 is one of the largest changes to the American healthcare industry. Cleveland Clinic is well-prepared and invested immense planning over the last three years to ensure a smooth transition.

The benefits of ICD-10 to our patients are as follows:

  • Increases specificity to allow providers to more effectively tailor disease management programs to patients’ conditions.
  • Increases transparency between providers’ performance and patient care and further aligns the quality of patient care with value.
  • Improves data for research, quality reporting, population health and outcomes measurement that are essential to health care reform and improving health care delivery.
  • Standardizes the US to the international health system.