ICD-9 Codes


A standard format of identifying the illness, injury or diseases by using a three digit code.


(International Classification of Diseases 9th Edition) The ICD-9 code is important because it specifically describes why the patient visited the medical provider. The medical provider then uses this code on the submitted claim to the insurance company. If a patient, for instance, has hypertension, the standard ICD-9 code used is 401.

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