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On October 1, 2015, the Internal Classification of Diseases, Clinical Modification, 10th Revision (ICD-10-CM) replaced ICD-9-CM for coding diagnoses in hospital discharge, emergency department, and outpatient records for reimbursement. Epidemiologists that utilize hospital and emergency department discharge data to monitor long-term trends in the incidence of non-fatal drug poisoning have developed multiple working definitions for drug poisoning in ICD-10-CM, however these definitions must be piloted, validated, and standardized to ensure the highest quality of surveillance and reporting after this coding transition.

In the fall of 2017, CSTE launched the CSTE ICD-10-CM Drug Poisoning Indicators Workgroup in partnership with the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) to begin evaluating several existing sets of drug poisoning indicators. CSTE ICD-10-CM Drug Poisoning Indicators Workgroup works in parallel with the CSTE Injury ICD-10-CM Transition Workgroup. More information about the CSTE ‘General’ Injury ICD-10-CM Transition Workgroup can be found through this webpage.

Workgroup Objectives

The CSTE ICD-10-CM Drug Poisoning Indicators Workgroup’s goal is to develop standardized methods for measuring drug poisoning using hospital and emergency department discharge data in ICD-10-CM. The workgroup began by comparing drug poisoning-related indicators as proposed by the CSTE Behavioral Health Indicators Workgroup and the CDC Prevention for States and Data Driven Prevention Initiative Programs. The workgroup is currently working to pilot the ICD-10-CM surveillance case definitions for drug poisoning proposed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Anticipated Workgroup Products
  • Validation of the proposed CDC ICD-10-CM drug poisoning surveillance case definitions
  • Recommendations for ICD-10-CM drug poisoning case definitions
  • Documentation of the changes in data trends for drug poisoning indicators captured under the ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM coding systems.
Get Involved
Questions and general inquiries may be directed to Mia Israel at the CSTE National Office.