By Vicki Battioli
PEORIA, IL – In the world of Healthcare, nothing is easy. You can only continue to strive and look forward to better and more consistent practices. ICD, is an example of an effort to better Healthcare practices.
ICD stands for International Classification of Diseases. It is the diagnosis coding system, which became a requirement through Medicare in the 1980s.
This coding system is utilized as a means of processing the large and often complex volume of claims submitted to the federal government.
Shortly after Medicare began requiring use of the system, most commercial insurance providers followed suit, as a means of streamlining overall billing.