International Classification of Disease, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification

What is International Classification of Disease, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification?

International Classification of Disease, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification meaning ICD-9-CM is the official system of assigning codes to diagnoses and procedures associated with hospital utilization in the United States. The ICD-9 was used to code and classify mortality data from death certificates until 1999, when use of ICD-10 for mortality coding started.ICD-9-CM is used to maintain the diagnosis indexes. The diagnosis index is one of the major resources used for casefinding.

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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