Why is the Association of Health Funders of Zimbabwe migrating to ICD-10?
- Increase specificity, tracking, and expansion of medical codes.
- The codes will become more specific by reducing ambiguity, aligning with current terminology and technology, and becoming more relevant to encounters.
- ICD-10 codes will increase tracking of data transparency for reimbursement and compliance efforts, data of new diseases and technologies.
- The codes will expand by adding new codes and allow for future expansions.
Will the use of ZRVS codes be affected?
No. ICD-10 procedure codes will only be used for facility reporting of medical diagnosis. Zimbabwe Relative Value Schedule (ZRVS) codes will continue to be used for medical procedures and services.
Where can I find more information about ICD-10?