INFOGRAPHIC: Format Of ICD-10 Diagnosis Code

The ICD-10 Code Structure accommodates for the expanded number of characters in diagnosis codes which allows a greater specificity to identify disease etiology, anatomic site, and severity as can be seen from the diagram below.

ICD-10 Code Structure

The following infographic is an example of the ICD 10 code for S52.521A, which is self-explanatory and shows the more detailed information gained through the added characters.

Format Of Icd-10 Diagnosis Code

The example of the forearm fracture above demonstrates the use of the full code titles, unlike that used for the ICD-9 diagnosis code set.

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