The U.S. now uses ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS to encode diagnoses and procedures in administrative healthcare data, such as claims for medical services. The new
icd10pcs commands support these systems, just as Stata has supported previous ICD releases.
These new commands make your research and reporting life easier. When administrative data are gathered from multiple sources, the format of the codes may not be standardised, or there may be reporting errors. Furthermore, the sheer number of codes in these systems means that analyzing the data in a meaningful way can be difficult.
icd10pcs let you easily verify that codes are valid and add variables such as code descriptions and indicators for whether patients have a particular diagnosis or procedure. They also let you interactively look up descriptions of codes.