How hospitals can prepare for new ICD-10 codes on human trafficking – Becker’s Hospital Review

How hospitals can prepare for new ICD-10 codes on human trafficking – Becker’s Hospital Review

Written by Kelly Gooch | September 17, 2018 | Print  | Email

In June, the CDC published 29 ICD-10 codes to help providers document sex and labor exploitation.

The human-trafficking-related codes are a collaboration between Englewood, Colo.-based Catholic Health Initiatives, the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals Against Violence initiative and clinicians at Boston-based Massachusetts General Hospital’s Freedom Clinic. They will take effect in October.

Nelly Leon-Chisen, director of coding and classification at the AHA, recently conducted a question-and-answer session on how organizations can prepare for the new codes.

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