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New ICD-9-CM codes increase specificity

APCs Insider, July 24, 2009

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U.S. outpatient facilities won’t begin using ICD-10 codes until 2013, but they get a preview of the new system’s increased specificity with the finalized ICD-9-CM code changes for fiscal year 2010.
CMS released the final code changes June 10, and although the revisions include fewer new codes than in past years, the new codes provide more detailed information about patients’ condition and history.
Continue reading New ICD-9-CM codes increase specificity” on the HCPro Web site. Briefings on APCs subscribers have free access to this article in their August issue.

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