World Health Organization’s ICD-10 and Current Compliance Efforts
Responsible for diverse business process outsourcing
initiatives, Ashok Bagdy holds executive
responsibilities with Cameo Corporate Services, Ltd.
Ashok Bagdy has extensive experience in medical
coding related to major events, including the U.S.
government's forthcoming October 2015 deadline for
compliance with ICD-10, which is required of health-
care providers through the Health Insurance
Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Formulated by the World Health Organization (WHO),
ICD stands for International Classification of Diseases
and is used to ensure standardization in the recording
of health problems and deaths.
It enables diagnostic data utilized in
epidemiological and clinical settings to be
efficiently stored and retrieved. Standardization
also provides a vital way for the WHO to
generate reliable morbidity and mortality
statistics for member countries.
ICD-10 was first endorsed at the 1990 World
Health Assembly and came into effect four
years later. Vital guidance related U.S. medical
institutions’ transition to ICD-10 is provided at
www.cms.gov. Medscape Education
additionally provides resources in the form of
learning modules that facilitate compliance.