The transition from International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) to International Statistical Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) diagnosis codes has potentially substantial implications for quality measurement. Challenges include translating each measure by manual review and reassessing their validity. Without this effort, all claims-based quality measures have unknown accuracy, which affects their use by clinicians, patients, and insurers.
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