Beginning Oct. 1, all HIPAA-covered healthcare institutions, including WVU Medicine, must transition from ICD-9, the current coding system, to the ICD-10 version.

ICD-10-CM, defined as the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification, will be used by physicians and other providers to code all diagnoses, symptoms, and procedures recorded in hospitals and physician practices.

This transition will impact not only information technology systems, but also business and clinical processes.

To prepare for the transition to ICD-10, WVU Medicine leaders and staff have been working diligently since 2012.