Earlier this year, Penn Medicine launched the Penn Medicine Coding Academy. The Academy is designed to help fill a gap in qualified, medical coders that is being anticipated throughout the health-care industry. This shortage is due in part to changes in the code sets based on the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), used to report medical diagnoses and inpatient procedures. The previous code-set, ICD-09, was adopted in 1975, and has become outdated as medicine has evolved and advanced over time. The newest revision, ICD-10, has been designed to be more flexible, allowing for greater reporting detail within the codes, and the ability to expand to include new diagnosis and procedures. The Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA) dictates that any organization covered under it be fully transitioned to using ICD-10 code sets by October 2014.