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Where can you find an online version of the ICD-9 coding manual?

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An online version of the World Health Organization's International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision coding manual is available at ICD9Data.com and CDC.gov as of 2015. The ICD-9 Clinical Modification, or ICD-9-CM, based on the ICD-9, is the official system the United States uses to assign diagnoses and hospital procedure codes.

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The ICD-9 is no longer available in print. The ICD-9-CM, which the WHO updates annually, gives more detailed morbidity data than the ICD-9.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services requires all health care plans, providers and clearinghouses to use ICD-10-CM/Procedure Coding System as of Oct. 1, 2015. A free transition site is available at ICD10Data.com, which is compatible with mobile devices.

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