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Coding Trend Analyses: Biopsy

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    Date Posted
    Health Outcome(s)
    Study Type
    Coding Trend Analyses

    In this report, we compare the frequency of procedure codes for biopsy to examine trends in code usage surrounding the October 2015 transition from International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Procedure Coding System (ICD‐9‐PCS) to International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Procedure Coding System (ICD‐10‐PCS) codes. We determined mappings by performing comprehensive code list searches in both the ICD‐9 and ICD‐10 eras and leveraging the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) General Equivalence Mappings (GEMs). We used forward‐backward mapping as part of this comprehensive approach.¹

    ¹Fung, 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.

    Additional Information
    Time Period
    October 1, 2010 - December 31, 2021
    Data Source(s)
    Merative™ MarketScan® Research Databases