28 May 2015

NAHDO announces release of tool to support ICD-9/10 Transition supported by CDC / OPHSS / CSELS / DHIS

We (NAHDO) are pleased to announce the availability of the Conversion tool for the ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM Transition.  The adoption of ICD-10-CM/PCS is effective October 1, 2015 for medical claims.  Public health programs that obtain data from multiple data sources may receive data in overlapping time periods without clear indication of which coding scheme (ICD-9 or ICD-10) was used.  Some data reporting entities (e.g., property and casualty insurers, disability, workers compensation, employee health clinics) are not covered by HIPAA and may not switch to ICD-10-CM on 10/1/2015 and some data reporting entities may choose to implement ICD-10-CM before 10/1/2015, given no prohibition against doing so.

To help programs and data users identify which coding scheme is used, the University of California at Davis (UCD) developed, for CDC use, a SAS program that now is available to the public.  The toolkit was developed by the University of California, Davis (UCD) under funding from the Center for  Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services (CSELS) within the Office of Public Health Scientific Services (OPHSS) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  .

This SAS Macro toolkit A SAS macro algorithm to differentiate ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM records. 

The toolkit includes a SAS Macro program and relevant documentation:

       The SAS macro runs quickly on very large data sets with multiple dx per record.
       The output from the SAS Macro identifies which diagnosis code version (ICD-9 CM v. ICD-10 CM) is used within a given record if not overtly classified.  This is potentially helpful for datasets that may have either codeset in use.  
       It can easily flag invalid codes (which are neither valid ICD-9-CM nor ICD-10-CM).
       It can easily flag records that incorrectly include both ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM codes for rejection or manual review.
       Codes that are common between ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM are flagged and classified based upon codes on the same record and E coding rules.

Information about this tool can be found on NAHDO’s website:  https://www.nahdo.org/node/250

The form for requesting the free, open source program (SAS Macro Toolkit_v1-5.zip) is available at the link above.

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