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In October 2014, ICD-10 will take effect as the nation’s official coding system. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has mandated the ICD-10 diagnosis code set for use by physician practices, other providers, clearinghouses and health plans. The healthcare industry uses the ICD code set to identify patients’ diseases, signs, symptoms, abnormal findings, complaints and causes of injury or diseases. With ICD-10 containing more than five times the number of codes as ICD-9 and incorporating a completely different structure, the new code set will require extensive changes for medical groups.