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CODING TABLE

Janus, Todd J. PhD, MD, FAAN

doi: 10.1212/01.CON.0000389944.89605.94
Coding Table

Dr Janus is director of research, Iowa Health, Des Moines, Iowa, and attending neurologist, Iowa Health Physicians and Clinics, Des Moines, Iowa.

Relationship Disclosure: Dr Janus has received personal compensation from Biogen Idec for serving as a speaker.

Unlabeled Use of Products/Investigational Use Disclosure: Dr Janus has nothing to disclose.

Accurate coding is an important function of neurologic practice. This section of CONTINUUM, contributed by members of the AAN Medical Economics and Management Committee, includes a table of helpful coding information related to the issue topic. The table may include diagnosis coding, Evaluation and Management (E/M) coding, procedure coding, or a combination, depending on which is most useful for the subject area of the issue.

Below is a list of diagnosis codes commonly used for encounters with patients with multiple sclerosis. This list is not all-inclusive, and reference to a full volume of the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) is recommended for helpful subterms, instructions, and coding of other conditions that may be causative or affect the presenting illness. For a full set of rules regarding diagnosis coding, see the Official ICD-9-CM Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, which may be found at www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/icd9/icdguide09.pdf.

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