ICD-9’s Final Bow—The Full List

On October 1, 2011, ICD-9-CM will get its last close- up. That date marks the final regular update for the veteran code set. In 2012 ICD-9-CM will receive only limited updates to capture new technologies and diseases. Starting October 1, 2013, it will be relegated to bit parts. The healthcare industry will have a new star on that day: ICD-10-CM/PCS. The US has been using ICD-9-CM since 1979. This month in print, the Journal...

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