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Introduction

 

Medical coding systems are fundamental to medical record keeping as well as to gathering and communicating public health statistics. They are used for a variety of purposes:

  • recording causes of death
  • coding diseases and procedures
  • physician billing and reimbursement


Resources for six medical coding systems are covered in this guide:

  • International Classification of Diseases (ICD)
  • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)
  • Current Procedural Terminology (CPT)
  • Diagnosis-Related Groups (DRG)
  • Resource-Based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS)
  • Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine -- Clinical Terms (SNOMED CT)

Each coding system has its own tab, and in each tab there are lists of resources pertaining to the particular system.

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