Informatics Research Seminar: Uncaptured Diabetes Data, until ICD-10

November 4 @ 4:00 – 5:00 pm


Speaker: Susie Harris, PhD, MBA, RHIAPresented from ECU

Broadcast Link: Seminar



The diagnostic and inpatient procedural coding system, ICD-9-CM, has been used in the United States since 1979, and many medical and technological improvements have taken place since that date. On September 30, 2015, the US healthcare system assigned the last ICD-9-CM code. The new system, ICD-10-CM/PCS, became effective on October 1, 2015, and at that time the number of diagnostic codes increased from about 14,000 to 69,000. The number of inpatient procedure codes increased from about 3,800 to 72,000. Major modifications in the ICD-10-CM include expanded sections for diabetes, injury, alcohol/substance abuse, and postoperative complication. In this presentation, we will focus on the diabetes codes.


Dr. Harris is an associate professor in the Department of Health Services and Information Management at East Carolina University and the Director of the Master of Science degree in Health Informatics and Information Management program. She received her undergraduate degree in Health Information Management, Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in health care administration with a concentration in health care administration degree, and doctor of philosophy degree in Rehabilitation Studies all from East Carolina University. She is an AHIMA ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer. She has 17 years of experience in health care administration. Her areas of interest are health industry education, coding, managed health care, electronic exchange of health information, diabetes, and spirituality.