This BlackBerry based ICD9-CM Coder is designed for primary care providers who require a simple tool to look up frequently used ICD9 codes. It has been updated to reflect changes that take effect Oct. 1, 2008 and is developed using the American Academy of Family Physician’s “long list” of commonly used ICD9 codes. The list replaces ICD-9 descriptors with problem-oriented descriptors of conditions common in family practice.

The ICD-9-CM list has been compiled by Philip S. Whitecar, MD, of the Department of Family Medicine, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, Donald Spencer, MD, MBA, and Allen Daugird, MD, MBA, of the Department of Family Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Content is adapted with permission from ‘ICD-9 Coding Tools for 2008/2009,’ August 2008, Family Practice Management.

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