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Coding Infectious Diseases

Coding Infectious Diseases differences between ICD-9 and ICD-10

The first chapter of the new ICD-10-CM codes is infectious and parasitic diseases and you will find some coding infectious diseases are different from the ICD-9-CM code manual. In ICD-10-CM, infections that present with specific manifestations such as meningitis, bronchitis and pyogenic arthritis are found in the body system chapters and are reported with codes that have both the manifestation and the infectious organism.

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