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Possible AAPC 2009 ICD-9 Book Error??

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    Thumbs down Possible AAPC 2009 ICD-9 Book Error??
    Medical Coding Books
    In the new AAPC ICD-9 book, Tobacco Use Disorder (305.1) is now stated to need a 5th digit. But I checked our Code Correct here where I work and it doesn't seem to have one (a fifth digit) listed. Can anyone verify for me whether we now need to use a fifth digit for Tobacco Use Disorder? Thanks a bunch. Sue

  2. #2
    North Carolina
    My ICD-9 book has...

    305.1 (0-3)
    Unspecified 0
    continuous 1
    episodic 2
    in remission 3
    Rebecca CPC, CPMA, CEMC

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  3. #3
    Duluth, Minnesota
    heycodinglady - I don't see a 5th digit for the 305.1 -

    for the 305.0 Alcohol abuse I see the use of [0-3] 5th digits -

    but, I don't see the same under the 305.1 - are you reading it as "both" since the "5" for fifth digit needed is before the 305.0 and the 305.1 is under the alcohol abuse code 305.0??

    in anycase - 305.1 is the valid code -
    there isn't a 305.10 -305.11-305.12 or a 305.13 <--they are all invalid codes
    Last edited by dmaec; 10-20-2008 at 01:31 PM.
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

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    The 5th digits that Rebecca is referring to applies to codes 305.0, 305.2-305.9. Your AAPC icd-9 is correct Tobacco use disorder for tobacco dependence is 305.1 excludes history of tobacco use (V15.82) smoking complicating pregnancy (649.0) tobacco use disorder complicating pregnancy (649.0)
    I ulitized the Ingenix 2009 Expert Volumes 1 & 2.
    Kiana CPC, CPC-H, BCS-M, BCS-R

  5. #5
    North Carolina
    OMG...My book is VERY misleading!!!! It does have the [0-3] in red. This is the first time we've ordered from this publisher. So sorry for my incorrect statement.
    Rebecca CPC, CPMA, CEMC

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  6. #6
    Wink Come again?
    I have the new 2009 AAPC ICD-9 book right in front of me. On page 70 of Volume 1, there is a "5" right before the 305.1...hey now...what's this? as I look up at the red paragraph that states, "The following fifth-digit subclassification is for use with codes 305.0, 305.2-305.9. So I would suspect that the little "5" before the 305.1 is simply a typo. So, never mind.

  7. #7
    Milwaukee WI
    Default No 5th Digit
    I bought my 2009 ICD-9 from the AMA ... there is NO "fifth" digit indicator in my book for 305.1 ... so if your version has one, I think that is an error.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CPC-E/M

  8. #8
    Albany, New York
    My 2009 ICD-9 is from Ingenix, it does not indicate that 305.1 needs a fifht digit.

    Karen Maloney, CPC
    Data Quality Specialist

  9. #9
    My 2009 ICD-9 book from AAPC has the error also stating a 5th digit is needed for 305.1.

  10. #10
    We got our books this year from HCPro and they don't have the 5th digit indicator for 305.1, so it's okay. (This book is very different when you've been used to getting all your books in the past from Ingenix or AMA. You get used to the same color coding, etc.)
    Pam Tienter, CPC, COC, CPC-P, CCS-P, CPMA, CPC-I
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