Summary Of March 2009 ICD–9-CM Coordination And Maintenance …ICD-10 Implementation Pat Brooks provided an overview of the ICD-10-CM/PCS Final Rule and also discussed implementation issues, structural differences between the ICD–9-CM and ICD-10-CM/PCS code sets, availability of mappings, and the conversion of MS-DRGs to ICD-10-CM/PCS codes. … Read Full Source Accuracy Of ICD–9-coded Chief Complaints And Diagnoses For …The internists included a code in respiratory illness class if the ICD–9 code could be used for a patient presenting with respiratory symptoms of physician read 250 reports; flagging a report as positive if the patient met any of the following criteria: cough, [More]
Hello everyone! I am 54 years young, and found myself diagnosed with asthma.  Another one of the shortness of breath causes.  Whether or not that was a correct diagnosis I am not quite sure. What I do know is I could not handle breathing the minus 20 degrees to 10 degrees above zero’s crisp Minnesota air, as well as having the inability to get the oxygen I needed when exerting myself. Even after walking a couple of blocks I was gasping for oxygen! I know the 50 excess pounds is a contributing factor, but something else was wrong! After taking [More]