Thursday, August 18, 2011

2012 ICD-9-CM Guidelines Posted

The Official ICD-9-CM coding guidelines, effective 10-1-2011, were posted on the National Center For Health Statistics website.  A copy of the new guidelines will be posted on the Tools page at shortly.

Few changes are included, but there are some of note.  There are new sections added to describe:
  • Appropriate coding of post-procedural infection and post-procedural septic shock (I.C.1.b.10.c.)
  • Appropriate coding of types and stages of glaucoma (I.C.6.b.) and
  • Guidelines for complications of care (I.C.17.f.1.)

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