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Learn 'Unspecified' and 'Other Specified' ICD-10 Distinction

Question: We’ve observed that some codes we commonly used under ICD-9 don’t have a one-to one translation to ICD-10, but instead direct to a code definition that states “other specified” or “unspecified.” What do those terms mean, and how will they impact our code selection under ICD-10? SuperCoder Subscriber Answer: You are correct that not all codes in ICD-9 have a direct [...]