Q: We are worried that the International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-IO-CM) book of codes is going to be very different from the book for ICD-9-CM. Can you explain the differences?
A: Overall, the ICD-IO-CM code book is structured and organized similarly to the ICD-9-CM code book
The ICD-IO-CM Alphabetic Index is divided into two parts: the Index to Diseases and Injury and the Index to External Causes of Injury. As with ICD-9-CM, a neoplasm table and a table of drugs and chemicals is included in the diseases and injury index.
The alphabetic index in ICD-IOCM is formatted the same way as the index …