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Pay-Per-View: ICD-9-CM guidelines revise coding of sepsis, pain management

APCs Insider, November 9, 2007

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The new ICD-9-CM coding guidelines do not contain any major, sweeping changes, but they do include important guidance to help clarify coding sepsis and the proper use of pain code category 338. The guidelines also introduce a new code for avian flu.

CMS and the National Center for Health Statistics released the ICD-9-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting in September, and all changes took effect on October 1.

Click here to read about guidance for coding sepsis, clarifications for pain category 338, and more. Briefings on Coding Compliance Strategies subscribers have free access to this article in the November issue via their online subscriptions.

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