Why do we have separate guidelines in icd 10 cm

Why do we have separate guidelines?
misst09
Asked Oct 27, 2012
The World Health Organization (WHO) has authorized the development of an adaptation of ICD-10 for use in the United States for U.S. government purposes.
Rob
Answered Oct 27, 2012
Being that the changes in ICD-10-CM are in its organization and structure, code composition, and
level of detail, separate guidelines can be based on the type of organization you are coding for whether its inpatient, outpatient, and physician’s offices that may have different coding guidelines so that physicians can get paid appropriately.
Evah47
Answered Oct 24, 2013

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