2009 Coding Books Need Correcting
The American Medical Association (AMA) has detected a number of errors in their 2009 ICD-9-CM physician and CPT® 2009 books. The physician society says it is essential that coding books are updated with the correct information.
Only one error has been detected in the ICD-9-CM 2009 Physician volumes 1 and 2, compact edition. Diagnosis code 305.1 Tobacco use disorder, listed on page 98 of the Tabular section for Mental Disorders, does not require an additional digit.
The following seven errors have been revealed in the full-size edition of ICD-9-CM 2009 Physician volumes 1 and 2.
- Code 339.3 Drug induced headache, not elsewhere classified, listed in the Tabular section for Nervous System and Sense Organs, is a valid four-digit code. Delete the check fifth-digit symbol.
- The fifth-digit subclassification for use with category 535 Gastritis and Duodenitis, listed in the Tabular section for Digestive System, is wrong. Replace “obstruction” with “hemorrhage.”
- For Nephrotic Syndrome code 581.8 with other specified pathological lesion in kidney, replace the check fourth-digit symbol with a check fifth-digit symbol.
- Add the check fifth-digit symbol for code 596 other disorder of bladder, listed in the Tabular section for Genitourinary System.
- Code V87.2 contact with an (suspected) exposure to other hazardous chemicals is a valid four-digit code. Delete the check fifth-digit symbol.
- In the Index to Diseases, under Headache (784.0), the types of tension headaches should be switched so code 339.11 describes Episodic and code 339.12 describes Chronic.
- Also in the Index to Diseases, under Vaccinia (generalized) code 999.0, without vaccination 051.02 should appear after sine vaccinatione 051.02.
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