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ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Coding System

This presentation will provide an overview of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis coding system, including information related to the October 1, 2015 national transition from ICD-9-CM, which has been in use in the United States since 1979, to ICD-10-CM. These diagnosis coding systems serve as the language in which clinical information about a patient’s health conditions are transmitted between health care providers and payers, for purposes of reimbursement. Beginning on October 1, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which creates the ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM systems, will only accept diagnosis codes in the form of ICD-10-CM, becoming the standard for all payers.

The presentation will provide a short history of diagnosis codes in the United States, highlight differences between ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM, and show examples of both types of codes for similar conditions. Following the presentation there will be time for Questions and Answers, and a list of further reading materials will be provided for anyone seeking more information.


  1. State what ICD-10 (International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision) codes mean and what they are used for in health care
  2. Explain the difference between ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM Coding Systems
  3. Understand when the requirements to use ICD-10-CM codes will go into effect
  4. Based on various pharmacy practice settings, list key steps that need to be taken to ensure a smooth transition from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM codes
  5. List resources to aid in the transition from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM codes

Speaker: Luke Slindee

Luke SlindeeLuke Slindee graduated Pharm.D. from the University of Minnesota –Twin Cities College of Pharmacy in 2008. Since graduation, he has worked as retail pharmacist for Walgreens. In 2011, Luke started a full time position as a Pharmacist Informaticist for OptumInsight, located in Eden Prairie, MN. In that role, he provides the primary pharmacy and lab test coding content for several software applications, including Symmetry Episode Treatment Groups (ETG), that perform various types of analysis on claims-based and clinical health data. He is experienced in working with several types of claims and clinical health data coding systems, including pharmacy (NDC, RXCUI), diagnosis (ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM), procedure (CPT, HCPCS, ICD-9-PCS, ICD-10-PCS) and lab test (LOINC) codes.


Registration Fees:

Free for MPhA members and $25 for nonmembers. Student pharmacists and residents are provided a complimentary registration.

Student pharmacists and residents are provided a complimentary registration, please use the promo code “WebinarComp15” when checking out.

Continuing Education:

This presentation is being submitted to the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy for Continuing Education credit approval (one hour).

To receive Board of Pharmacy credits for this program the following must be completed:

  • Full participation/completion of webinar either during the live program or the archived presentation

  • Completion of survey post webinar acknowledging participation

Board of Pharmacy credit processing takes place on the 15th of each month.

The Minnesota Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Questions? Please contact jacquied@ewald.com with questions about credits.

Please contact jessicag@ewald.com with any techinical questions or issues.

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