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What are ICD's?
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An_252866 posted:
I recently went in for a routine Pap smear and STD testing to obtain birth control (I am sexually active but have always used a condom). It has been two months and I have not received a phone call with the results. However my EOB recently arrived and there was an ICD on the bill. I have searched the internet and have found conflicting definitions of what this means. Could I have a STD but was not notified by my physician? Could the ICD mean something else? (for example to show what the original test was testing for?)

Obviously this news was unsettling and waiting for my doctors office to open.
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georgiagail responded:
ICD-9 Codes are billing codes used to describe a patients diagnosis for insurance billing purposes.

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An_252350 responded:
ICDs apply to "all general epidemiological, many health management purposes and clinical use. These include the analysis of the general health situation of population groups and monitoring of the incidence and prevalence of diseases and other health problems in relation to other variables such as the characteristics and circumstances of the individuals affected, reimbursement, resource allocation, quality and guidelines."
 
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Chris_Evans responded:
International Classification of Diseases (ICD)
The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is the standard demonstrative apparatus for the study of disease transmission, health administration and clinical purposes. This incorporates the investigation of the general health scenario of populace gatherings. It is utilized to screen the occurrence and commonness of maladies and other health issues.

It is utilized to characterize sicknesses and other health issues recorded on numerous sorts of health and key records incorporating demise testaments and health records. Notwithstanding empowering the space and recovery of indicative qualified information for clinical, epidemiological and quality purposes, these records likewise give the premise for the assemblage of national mortality and dismalness facts by WHO Member States. It is utilized for repayment and asset designation choice making by nations.
ICD-10 was embraced by the Forty-third World Health Organisation in May 1990 and came into utilization in WHO Member States as from 1994. The eleventh correction of the characterization has recently begun and will proceed until 2015.


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