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Date:         Thu, 19 Apr 2001 14:07:40 -0700
Reply-To:     kmself@IX.NETCOM.COM
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         "Karsten M. Self" <kmself@IX.NETCOM.COM>
Subject:      Re: ICD9 to CPT Codes
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              ephraim.shapiro@NYU.EDU on Thu, Apr 19, 2001 at 04:34:44PM -0400
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on Thu, Apr 19, 2001 at 04:34:44PM -0400, Ephraim Shapiro (ephraim.shapiro@NYU.EDU) wrote: > Hi, > I am working with Medicaid data that contains ICD9 codes but need > to do analysis based on CPT codes. Does anyone know of any mapping > tables or software that's available for free (or at least relatively > low-cost) to perform this conversion? > Thank you in advance for any information on this.

They're different beasts. There is no mapping.

ICD9 codes are diagnostic codes. CPT-4 codes are treatment codes. While there is typically a relationship between diagnosis and treatment, one cannot be determined from the other.

-- Karsten M. Self <kmself@ix.netcom.com> http://kmself.home.netcom.com/ What part of "Gestalt" don't you understand? There is no K5 cabal http://gestalt-system.sourceforge.net/ http://www.kuro5hin.org


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