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Search for the Most Definitive Diagnosis, Even With ICD-10

Question: Though there are many crosswalks from ICD-9 to ICD-10, there are many codes that do not have a direct match. Will ICD-10 also offer “other” or “other specified” choices for conditions that have no definitive codes described? Montana Subscriber Answer: When ICD-10 goes into effect on Oct. 1, 2015, you will see that not all codes in ICD-9 have a direct [...]

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