August 18, 2018
ICD-10 Diagnosis Codes
MSF is still receiving a high number of incomplete ICD-10 diagnosis codes. ICD-10 has been in effect since 10/1/2015. Most of the incomplete ICD-10 we receive are missing the 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters which add a level of specificity to each code. Codes are 3 to 7 characters (alpha numeric) with a place holder character of X used in many codes to keep open for expansion for future updates.
Correct and complete ICD-10 diagnosis codes are important to MSF for reporting requirements as well as having accurate information for meeting the needs of employers, injured workers and providers.