What Are Some of the ICD9 Procedure Codes?


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Some ICD-9-CM procedure codes include V70.0 for routine general medical examination at a health care facility; V58.11 for encounter for antineoplastic chemotherapy; and V58.44 for aftercare following organ transplant, according to ICD9Data.com. In October 2015, ICD-10 codes are set to replace ICD-9 codes, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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The International Classification of Diseases, Clinical Modification, Volume 3, or ICD-9-CM, is the list of procedure codes in use in United States health care facilities, according to the CDC, as of July 2015. The section "Supplementary Classification Of Factors Influencing Health Status And Contact With Health Services" names specific procedures that correspond to codes V01-V91, according to ICD9Data.com.

Codes in the subcategory "Persons Encountering Health Services For Specific Procedures And Aftercare V50-V59" include V58.0, encounter for radiotherapy; V58.32, encounter for removal of sutures; and V58.78, aftercare following surgery of the musculoskeletal system, NEC, which means "not elsewhere classified," explains ICD9Data.com. Codes in the subcategory "Persons Without Reported Diagnosis Encountered During Examination And Investigation Of Individuals And Populations V70-V82" include V70.2, general psychiatric examination, other and unspecified; V70.4, examination for medicolegal reasons; and V70.7, examination of participant in clinical trial.

Death certificates have used the ICD-10 to classify cause of mortality since 1999, but the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services mandated that on October 1, 2015 the ICD-10-CM is to replace the ICD-9-CM for procedure codes, according to the CDC. However, health care entities must continue to use ICD-9-CM through September 30, 2015.

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