Pediatric Hospital Medicine 2012

Preparing for ICD-10-CM, what the hospitalist needs to know
Jeffrey Linzer
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the differences between ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM,
  2. Understand how assessment differs from diagnosis and how it can help support medical necessity.
  3. More effectively use diagnosis coding

Important changes in diagnostic coding will occur when the United States implements its clinical modification of the 10th edition of the International Classification of Disease on October 1, 2013. In use for mortality statistics in the US since 1998, the ICD-10-CM will have greater granularity and specificity then current ICD-9-CM. This session will help explain the differences between ICD-9 and ICD-10 and how those differences can be used to better help demonstrate medical necessity in patient care.




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