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What ICD-9?

What ICD-9?

International Classification of Diseases,Ninth Revision (ICD-9) The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is designed to promote international comparability in the collection, processing, classification, and presentation of mortality statistics.

What does ICD-9 code mean in medical terms?

The International Classification of Diseases Clinical Modification, 9th Revision (ICD-9 CM) is a list of codes intended for the classification of diseases and a wide variety of signs, symptoms, abnormal findings, complaints, social circumstances, and external causes of injury or disease.

What are 5 differences in ICD-10 as compared to ICD-9?

ICD-9-CM codes are very different than ICD-10-CM/PCS code sets: There are nearly 19 times as many procedure codes in ICD-10-PCS than in ICD-9-CM volume 3. There are nearly 5 times as many diagnosis codes in ICD-10-CM than in ICD-9-CM. ICD-10 has alphanumeric categories instead of numeric ones.

Is ICD-9 still used?

Currently, the U.S. is the only industrialized nation still utilizing ICD-9-CM codes for morbidity data, though we have already transitioned to ICD-10 for mortality.

What is the difference between ICD and ICD-10 codes?

Hence, the basic structural difference is that ICD-9 is a 3-5 character numeric code while the ICD-10 is a 3-7 character alphanumeric code. The documentation of ICD-10 is much more specific and detailed as compared to ICD-9.