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New Medical Billing Diagnosis Codes Effective 10/1/2004

The new ICD-9 ... codes went into effect on October 1st, 2004. In the past years, we had a three month grace period to use the new and revised codes. This year in 2004, CMS ... the grace

The new ICD-9 diagnosis codes went into effect on October 1st, 2004. In the past years, we had a three month grace period to use the new and revised codes. This year in 2004, CMS eliminated the grace period. This is very important because it means medical claims are going to be denied if you have not updated your diagnosis codes.

If you have not already, you can view or download the 2004 code updates by visiting http://www.cms.hhs.gov/medlearn/icd9code.asp.

Those interested in the proposed new diagnosis coding sytem, ICD-10-CM, being developed as a replacement for ICD-9-CM, volumes 1 and 2Find Article, should visit http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/icd9.htm

Melissa Clark is co-author of the medical billing and medical coding industry news online magazine located at http://www.outsourcemanagementgroup.com/medical-billing-blog/medical-billing-blog.html

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Melissa Clark is co-founder and a partner of Outsource Management Group a medical billing, medical coding and practicie management firm located in Bloomington, Indiana.



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