Nurse Practitioner. 40(10):22-31, October 16, 2015.
Coding patients' diagnoses and institutional procedures under the International Classification of Diseases transitioned from the ICD-9 to the ICD-10 effective October 1st, which has many implications for NPs. Data can be used to capture the mortality and morbidity statistics by nations that use this system, allowing data comparisons across nations. However, several nations have customized ICD-10, making the process more difficult.