Coding Trend Analyses: Blindness

Project Title Coding Trend Analyses: Blindness
Date Posted
Monday, April 15, 2019
Status
Complete
Deliverables
Description

The purpose of this report was to compare the frequency of diagnoses for blindness using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) versus International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) codes. ICD-10-CM code definitions were determined by mapping from ICD-9-CM code definitions using the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) General Equivalence Mappings (GEMs). Forward-backward mapping (FBM) was used to map ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM codes. (1)

 

(1) Fung, K. W., et al. (2016). "Preparing for the ICD-10-CM Transition: Automated Methods for Translating ICD Codes in Clinical Phenotype Definitions." EGEMS (Wash DC) 4(1): 1211.

Health Outcome
blindness
Time Period
October 1, 2010 - September 30, 2016
Data Sources
IBM® MarketScan® Research Databases