AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2010 Issue 4; VOLUMES 1 & 2 NEW/REVISED CODES

Avian and Novel H1N1 Influenza Virus with Manifestations

Effective October 1, 2010, codes 488.0, Influenza due to identified avian influenza virus and 488.1, Influenza due to identified novel H1N1 influenza virus, have been expanded and new codes created to allow data capture of the manifestations of avian and H1N1 influenza. Prior to this revision, codes 488.0 and 488.1 did not provide the additional specification as codes under category 487, Influenza. This change was made to allow for consistent coding of all forms of influenza with pneumonia as well as other manifestations. Similar to the guidelines for coding HIV infection, codes 488.0 and...

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