Spine coding transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10: Not taking advantage of the specificity of a more granular system

Background: The transition from International Classification of Diseases, 9th Edition (ICD-9) to the 10th edition (ICD-10) in 2015 increased the number and specificity of diagnostic codes with the goal of facilitating clinical care and research possibilities.Considering the potential to default to l...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Authors: Matthew J. Sabatino, Patrick J. Burroughs, Harold G. Moore, Jonathan N. Grauer
Format: Article
Published: Elsevier 2020-12-01
Series:North American Spine Society Journal
Online Access:http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2666548420300354