-Rationale for new and revised codes. Knowing the reason behind every code change is critical to adapting coding practices. - Explanation of changes to indexes, conventions and instructional notes. - Clinical presentation and treatment. Coders must understand the clinical presentation of a condition or the intricacies of a procedure in order to code correctly. - Clinical definitions of diagnoses and procedures. Recognize terms found in the medical records that pertain to new codes, ensuring correct application of the code changes. - Coding scenarios clarify application of the new codes. - Illustrated to help orient you to code changes. - Annotated official addendum. View the official addenda that contain all the changes with annotations to the three volumes of ICD-9-CM, including text deletions.ICD-9-CM did not contain a code to specifically describe urgency of urination, which is as common as frequency of urination ... Urgency of urination may be due to a number of conditions including cystitis, urinary tract infections (UTI), bladder anbsp;...
|Title||:||ICD-9-CM Changes 2004|
|Author||:||Sheri Poe Bernard, Anita C Hart|
|Publisher||:||Elsevier Health Sciences - 2003-09-01|