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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...

Creation and structure of ICD 10 PCS CODES


The World Health Organization has maintained the Interna­tional Classification of Diseases (ICD) for recording cause of death since 1893. It has updated the ICD periodically to reflect new discoveries in epidemiology and changes in medical understanding of disease. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the agency responsible for maintaining the inpatient procedure code set in...

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