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A brief history about Medical Coding


The medical coding system originated in England during the 17th century when statistical data was collected from a system called the London Bills of Mortality, and the data was organized into numerical codes. The codes were then used to estimate the most recurrent causes of death. Fast-forward …. The statistical examination of the Mortality Rate (causes of death) was then organized into the...

Creation and structure of ICD 10 CM CODES


International Classification of Diseases-Tenth Revision-Clin­ical Modification (ICD-10-CM) was endorsed by the 43rd World Health Assembly in May 1990 and came into use in World Health Organization (WHO) Member States in 1994. The United States is a member of WHO. The classification is the latest in a series, which has its origins in the 1850s. The first edition, known as the International List of...

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