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    Question How Many Codes R There?

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    My name is Morgan and I am looking for some valuable information. One of the physicians in the practice that I work for has been asked to give a speech regarding how the EMR works & what are the advantages & disadvantages of having the EMR. This physician has asked me for the total number of CPC codes and ICD-9 codes. I have googled it, contacted my coding mentor, asked several other local CPC's and I cannot find the answers. Is there anyone out there who can help me?


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    "For example, the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code set has about 13,000 codes, but there are approximately 68,000 codes under ICD-10-CM."


    "There are approximately 7,800 CPT codes ranging from 00100 through 99499."

    I don't know how reliable this is, but this is what I came up with.

    Laura, CPC, CEMC

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    Thanks Laura!

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    Default How Many Codes R There?

    Outside of sitting down and counting every code in both manuals, which would take quite some time, I suggest you just tell him "thousands."

    Maryann C. Palmeter, CPC, CENTC, CPCO

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    Maryann LOL that was a great answer LOL
    Candice Fenildo, CPC, CPMA, CPB, CENTC, CPC-I
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