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International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) Metadata Dictionary


Name:International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) Metadata Dictionary
Type:Data Collection
Definition:This sixth edition of the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) is being published by the United States Government in recognition of its responsibility to promulgate this classification throughout the United States for morbidity coding. The International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, published by the World Health Organization (WHO) is the foundation of the ICD-9-CM and continues to be the classification employed in cause-of-death coding in the United States. The ICD-9-CM is completely comparable with the ICD-9. The WHO Collaborating Center for Classification of Diseases in North America serves as liaison between the international obligations for comparable classifications and the national health data needs of the United States. The ICD-9-CM is recommended for use in all clinical settings but is required for reporting diagnoses and diseases to all U.S. Public Health Service and Health Care Financing Administration programs. Guidance in the use of this classification can be found in the section "Guidance in the Use of ICD-9-CM." ICD-9-CM extensions, interpretations, modifications, addenda, or errata other than those approved by the U.S. Public Health Service and the Health Care Financing Administration are not to be considered official and should not be utilized. Continuous maintenance of the ICD-9- CM is the responsibility of the Federal Government. However, because the ICD-9-CM represents the best in contemporary thinking of clinicians, nosologists, epidemiologists, and statisticians from both public and private sectors, no future modifications will be considered without extensive advice from the appropriate representatives of all major users. All official authorized addenda through October 1, 2000, have been included in this sixth edition.
Registration Authority:Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Status:Recorded
Administrative Attributes
Date Of Submission: 2001-11-27
Responsible Organization:Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Submitting Organization:Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Steward Organization:Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
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