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Clinical Classifications Software (CCS) for International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM)
Clinical Classifications Software (CCS) for International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) Technology

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Description: Clinical Classifications Software (CCS) for International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) is a diagnosis and procedure categorization scheme that can be employed in many types of healthcare-related projects that require analyzing data on diagnoses and procedures. CCS for ICD-9-CM is a uniform and standardized coding system. CCS collapses diagnosis and procedure codes from the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (IDC-9-CM), which contains more than 14,000 diagnosis codes and 3,900 procedure codes. This technology consists of two related classification systems, single-level and multi-level, which are designed to meet different needs. Single-level CCS is most useful for ranking of diagnoses and procedures and direct integration into risk adjustment and other software. Multi-level CCS is ideal for evaluating larger aggregations of conditions and procedures or exploring these groupings in greater detail.

Note: ICD-9-CM codes were frozen in preparation for ICD-10 implementation and regular maintenance of the codes have been suspended. CCS for ICD-9-CM should only be used with data for discharges before October 1, 2015.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at Section508@va.gov.
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v20.2
Decision Date: 02/10/2020
Aliases: Clinical Classifications for Health Policy Research (CCHPR)
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (02/10/2020).