ICD 9 CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting

ICD-9-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting Effective October 1, 2011 Narrative changes appear in bold text Items underlined have been moved within the guidelines since October 1, 2010

ICD-9-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting Effective October 1, 2011 Narrative changes appear in bold text Items underlined have been moved within the guidelines since October 1, 2010

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), two departments within the U.S. Federal Government’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provide the following guidelines for coding and reporting using the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM). These guidelines should be used as a companion document to the official version of the ICD-9CM as published on CD-ROM by the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO).

These guidelines have been approved by the four organizations that make up the Cooperating Parties for the ICD-9-CM: the American Hospital Association (AHA), the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), CMS, and NCHS. These guidelines are included on the official government version of the ICD-9-CM, and also appear in “Coding Clinic for ICD-9-CM” published by the AHA.

These guidelines are a set of rules that have been developed to accompany and complement the official conventions and instructions provided within the ICD-9-CM itself. The instructions and conventions of the classification take precedence over guidelines. These guidelines are based on the coding and sequencing instructions in Volumes I, II and III of ICD-9-CM, but provide additional instruction. Adherence to these guidelines when assigning ICD-9-CM diagnosis and procedure codes is required under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The diagnosis codes (Volumes 1-2) have been adopted under HIPAA for all healthcare settings. Volume 3 procedure codes have been adopted for inpatient procedures reported by hospitals. A joint effort between the healthcare provider and the coder is essential to achieve complete and accurate documentation, code assignment, and reporting of diagnoses and procedures. These guidelines have been developed to assist both the healthcare provider and the coder in identifying those diagnoses and procedures that are to be reported. The importance of consistent, complete documentation in the medical record cannot be overemphasized. Without such documentation accurate coding cannot be achieved. The entire record should be reviewed to determine the specific reason for the encounter and the conditions treated.

The term encounter is used for all settings, including hospital admissions. In the context of these guidelines, the term provider is used throughout the guidelines to mean physician or any qualified health care practitioner who is legally accountable for establishing the patient’s diagnosis. Only this set of guidelines, approved by the Cooperating Parties, is official.

The guidelines are organized into sections. Section I includes the structure and conventions of the classification and general guidelines that apply to the entire classification, and chapterspecific guidelines that correspond to the chapters as they are arranged in the classification. Section II includes guidelines for selection of principal diagnosis for non-outpatient settings. Section III includes guidelines for reporting additional diagnoses in non-outpatient settings. Section IV is for outpatient coding and reporting.

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زهرا نصیری

زهرا نصیری

فارغ التحصیل کارشناسی رشته فناوری اطلاعات سلامت از دانشگاه علوم پزشکی اصفهان دانشجوی کارشناسی ارشد دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کاشان علاقه مند به فناوری اطلاعات در حوزه سلامت و استفاده از IT در مراقبت سلامت

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معرفی رشته فناوری اطلاعات سلامت

معرفی رشته فناوری اطلاعات سلامت

فناوری اطلاعات سلامت( به انگلیسی:health information technology یا hit ) استفاده از فناوری اطلاعات برای سلامت و مراقبت های بهداشتی است ، شامل مدیریت اطلاعات سلامت در تمام سیستم های کامپیوتری و تبادل امن اطلاعات سلامت بین مصرف کنندگان ، تامین کنندگان ، پرداخت کنندگان و مانیتور های کیفی است .