AAOS Report - September, 2005

Just-published ICD-9-CM includes new codes for hip and knee replacement components

The 2006 ICD-9-CM book, available September 1, 2005, contains new and revised diagnostic codes that reflect complications of the components used in hip and knee replacements. It also includes 12 new procedural codes that describe the components being replaced in revision procedures and identifies the type of bearing surfaces. New ICD-9 codes must be used starting Oct. 1, 2005.

Published by Ingenix, the 2006 ICD-9-CM is packed with information to ensure quick and correct diagnostic coding, including three-digit code lists, V code restrictions, add to 4th or 5th digit symbols, definitions and illustrations, etiology/manifestation guidelines, age and gender edits, plus dictionary-style headers and legends that let you navigate the book with ease. With a user-friendly format that includes definitions, illustrations, symbols and color coding, this book can help users secure the proper reimbursement quickly and accurately

Order your copy ($77.95 for AAOS members) by calling customer service at (800) 626-6726, or e-mail custserv@aaos.org.

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