Jennifer Pryor:Differences


What are the main differences between ICD-9 and ICD-10?

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Sixto Montano Arteaga Week 1 discussionCOLLAPSE

1. What is medical coding and what is it used for?

Medical coding is a way for healthcare providers and healthcare organizations to document codes used for the diagnosis a patient was diagnosed with and track data.

2. What coding systems are used in the United States?

The coding systems that are used in the United States are ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM,and ICD-10-PCS.

3. How did changes to the ICD-9 over the years reflect events

Changes to ICD-9 over the years reflected on the events of HIV and AIDS by being assigned with new codes to better classify them. Other disease like Lyme disease had a code assigned to it due to the growing concern the country had with the disease.

4. What is ICD-10 and why was it mandated to use it?

ICD-10 is used to classify diagnosis and also classify mortality data from death certificates. ICD-10 was mandated to use it as a clinical modification.

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