ISDS Webinar = MapIT – Introduction to Mapping Tools 2015

Date: Monday, March 16, 2015

Time: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EST (5:30 PM – 6:30 PM GMT)


Ginger Cox, RHIT, CCS, ICD-9/10 Coding and Conversion Analyst, University of California, Davis, Center for Health Care Policy and Research

Denise Love, Executive Director/Project Manager, National Association of Health Data Organizations (NAHDO)

Patrick Romano, MD, MPH, FACP, FAAP, Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, University of California, Davis Center for Health Care Policy and Research; Co-Editor in Chief, Health Services Research (HSR), an official journal of Academy Health

Peter Hicks, MPH, MA, Epidemiologist, CDC – Technical Monitor / Project Officer

Kimberly Taylor, PhD, MPH, MS – Sr. Research Consultant, SRA International – Consultant to CDC


Many public health programs use hospital administrative and claims data for assessment and surveillance purposes. They are preparing their data collection processes to make the transition from accepting data coded with ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM in preparation for the October 1 implementation date set by Congress. MapIT is a tool that was developed with funding from AHRQ and CDC to support these transition efforts. It is an automated mapping tool that utilizes the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS), developed by CMS, to provide both forward and backward or reverse mapping between ICD-9-CM and ICD-10 code sets to assure all relevant codes are identified. Prior training was presented in June 2014 on an earlier version of MapIT. This session will refresh information given previously and provide a walk-through of the updated mapping tool.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will…

  1. Gain or refresh understanding of ICD mapping logic.
  2. Be able to understand and use the GEM flags.
  3. Learn how to apply results of mapping queries through observing the mapping examples.
  4. Comprehend when and how to use the Single Lookup search and the Batch Lookup search.
  5. Be able to recognize, save, interpret and apply a MapIT results output file.

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