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ICD-10 Research: Frequently Asked Questions

What is ICD-10 Research?
ICD-10 Research is an iPhone app that makes it easy for healthcare professionals to locate the 2017 ICD-10-CM (diagnosis) codes.

How does ICD-10 Research work?
Behind the scenes, ICD-10 Research is powered a powerful database of ICD-10 codes. The database has been optimized to quickly process keyword searches and code browsing.

To search for a code, you enter a few keywords that describe the diagnosis. For example, you might search for "social phobia" or "right ankle atherosclerosis." You can also use partial words. For example, you could search for "right ankle athero" and codes referring to "atherosclerosis" would be included in the results.

To browse for a code, you select from a list of top level categories and drill down into subcategories until you locate the code.

What is the source of the data?
I use data obtained directly from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

What version of the codes are used?
The app uses the 2017 ICD-10-CM codes, which are to be used for discharges occurring from October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017 and for patient encounters occurring from October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017.

Please note that ICD-10 Research 2016, which uses the 2016 version of the ICD-10-CM codes, is also still available through the App Store.

Are PCS (procedure) codes supported?
No. However, I might add support for PCS codes in the future.

Does the app require an internet connection?
An internet connection is required to perform searches and to browse codes. However, you can access bookmarked codes without an internet connection.

Why are some codes displayed in red?
Red codes require additional specificity, and should not be used for reimbursement purposes.

How can I quickly get back to the top of a list of search results?
To quickly jump to the top of the list, click on the navigation bar (the area at the very top of the screen).

How can I purchase ICD-10 Research?
ICD-10 Research is available exclusively on the Apple App Store.

Who developed ICD-10 Research?
ICD-10 Research was developed by Tim Dietrich.

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