Using the ICD-10 App

The ICD-10 app is an application for android devices designed to give quick browsing and searching capabilities when working with the 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, a medical classification list by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The app includes the clinical modification version (ICD-10-CM) which comprises of more than 90,000 insurance codes along with notes, includes, excludes and further required information.

Requires Android 4.0.3 and above.

Get it on Google Play

Browsing

Selecting the Browse Codes from the menu let you view the code indexes by chapters and code sets and names.

The first screen is the list of the 21 chapters. You can continue and browse further, deciding by the number and titles that appear on the list. In order to view the complete chanter information such as the title, the code sets and various other related information such as Includes, Excludes and sub-codes, you can click the ‘i’ icon on the right of each line.

Each tap on a line in the list will slide to a new screen presenting the sub codes included. In case no more sub-codes exists for the specific line the next screen will not appear (and the line will flash twice).


Code Searching

You can use the Search For Code menu if you need to search for a specific code or similar codes. Once selecting this option, in the search dialog that open, key two or more characters. For example, keying the characters G04.1 will bring up the code G04.1 - Tropical spastic paraplegia. However, if you key the name G04 in the search dialog, a list of all the codes starting with G04 will appear.

When in the search results list, you cannot get into further sub codes list. You can click the info icon to get the full information on each index including the sub-codes.


Word Searching

Just like the Code Searching option, the Search For word will open a dialog which you can key any words, or part of a word, two characters and above. Unlike the code search you can search for any word that appears in the code description and other textual information.

For example, if you need to locate insurance information regarding pollen allergy you can key the word pollen and get a list of all the codes which include pollen in the title or description.

It always a good idea to search for the least common word in order to get a more specific search results. For example, looking for allergy to pollen, searching for pollen will find 4 codes while searching for allergy will yield dozens of code results.

Also, if you can’t get the results you need it might be beneficial to try parts or variation of the search word. For example, if the results for allergy are still missing some codes you might try the word allergic instead.