ICD-9 to ICD-10 Diagnostic Summary
This comparison will give you tips on what you can speak to potential employers about during
the interview process with regards to the changes that are expected with the new implementation
of ICD-10-CM coding system.
The two questions a coder has to answer about every case are
WHAT was done for the patient or WHAT services were provided?
WHY was the service provided?
ICD-9 Codes diagnosis the why
CPT Codes service the what Modifiers exception the addl info
10160 Puncture aspiration of abscess, hematoma, bulla, or cyst.
11040 Debridement; skin, partial thickness
11200 Removal of skin tags; up to and including 15
+11201 each additional ten lesions (List separately in addition to