The code systems are an indication of procedures performed by doctors after a patient's visit, and they are supported by insurance companies' reimbursement. The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) and the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes are commonly used by providers.
For starters, under the Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, the ICD-10-CM is the standard transaction code for diagnostic purposes (HIPAA). It's used to keep track of health-care statistics, such as illness burden, quality, mortality, and billing. The diagnosis codes in ICD-10 are a lot more detailed, and they frequently begin with an alpha symbol and are several characters long.