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ICD-10 codes are more comprehensive than ICD-9 codes and ensure more accurate data and record keeping. ICD-10 has alphanumeric codes instead of just numeric codes, contains five times as many diagnosis codes and nearly 1... More »

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ICD-9 medical codes are numeric and alphanumeric codes used for diagnosis, treatment and medical billing in the United States as of September 2015, explains MedicalBillingAndCoding.org. However, the United States is due ... More »

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The ICD-9 code for MRSA is 041.12. Formally known as methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, MRSA is an infection caused by bacteria that can become resistant to antibiotics used to treat staph infections. More »

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ICD-10 diagnosis codes are used by health care providers, researchers, policy-makers and insurers to identify, classify, analyze and monitor diseases and other health problems, explains the World Health Organization. The... More »

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The International Classification of Diseases codes - ICD-10, as of 2015 - are used by doctors to classify and document disease and other health conditions for medical record keeping and statistical analysis purposes. ICD... More »

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Medicare ICD-9 codes and WHO ICD-10 codes differ in several ways, and ICD-10 codes are more accurate. WHO ICD-10 codes will replace the ICD-9 codes so the health care industry can accurately track mortality and morbidity... More »

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ICD Codes are a tool used by the World Health Organization to classify diseases, according to Medicaid.gov. ICD stands for International Classification of Diseases. Thus, ICD codes are codes for diseases, abnormal findin... More »

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