Although familiarity can breed a more precise dislike, it can also ease the burden of change. Six months after the implementation of International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM), you may be finding familiarity with ICD-10-CM codes for the conditions that you see most often in practice. However, you may also be seeing some of the same quandaries that were familiar with International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM). One quandary might be trying to find the appropriate diagnosis code assignment for a visit prompted by an anxious parent for a child who presents without signs or symptoms of illness or injury. Several scenarios can prompt coding questions, including

When reported with ICD-9-CM, V codes were appropriate for encounters that did not include signs, symptoms, or diagnosis. For example, categories V29.x (observation and evaluation of newborns and infants age 28 days...

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