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Looking at new ICD-10-CM Codes for Blindness

ICD-10 codes for blindness and low vision are effective Oct. 1, 2017 and reflect parameters from the World Health Organization (WHO). A new set of codes was released for use beginning on Oct. 1, 2017. The category, H54, includes codes for blindness and low vision and with that brings many changes for documentation and coding. […]

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World Health Organization Says Transgender is a Mental Illness

According to the World Health Organization, being transgender is a mental illness. But that could soon change, as the WHO prepares a new edition of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), its global codebook that influences disease diagnostic manuals worldwide. The current version, ICD-10, was endorsed in 1990, and ICD-11 is due in 2018. The […]

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