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  1. Zeisset, Ann RHIT, CCS, CCS-P


Changes in ICD-9-CM codes for all health providers for 2005 go into effect and are to be implemented on October 1, 2004, with no transition period. This article outlines specific coding changes that may be applicable to home care patients. You'll find the new codes, backgrounds of the disease/condition, and a list of invalid diagnosis codes that can be used as a handy reference for clinicians, managers, and office staff.