Paper: A System for Predicting ICD-10-PCS Codes from Electronic Health Records

ACL ID W14-3409
Title A System for Predicting ICD-10-PCS Codes from Electronic Health Records
Venue Proceedings of the BioNLP Shared Task 2013 Workshop
Session
Year 2014
Authors

Medical coding is a process of classify- ing health records according to standard code sets representing procedures and di- agnoses. It is an integral part of health care in the U.S., and the high costs it incurs have prompted adoption of natu- ral language processing techniques for au- tomatic generation of these codes from the clinical narrative contained in elec- tronic health records. The need for effec- tive auto-coding methods becomes even greater with the impending adoption of ICD-10, a code inventory of greater com- plexity than the currently used code sets. This paper presents a system that predicts ICD-10 procedure codes from the clinical narrative using several levels of abstrac- tion. First, partial hierarchical classifica- tion is used to identify potentially rele- vant concep...