About Dr Gily
Information about the author of this ICD-9-CM code search site.
I am an Internal Medicine physician practicing at a rural clinic in the state of Washington. I have been in outpatient primary care since 2007.
One of the most annoying difficulties I encountered when I first started practicing was the lack of easy to use, accurate ICD-9 code search tools. There are only a handful of sites that provide this service, and most of them are cumbersome to use, requiring multiple clicks and scrolling downs. The EMR systems I've used were faring even worse. I still remember the long list of tuberculosis diagnoses that was prefacing most searches. It made it look like every other patient had some form of tuberculosis :-).
Eventually I decided to create my own ICD-9 and ICD-10 search tool. In early 2010, drawing on some basic programming and HTML editing skills I had accumulated in the past, and the ICD-9 and ICD-10 data files from CMS, I set up to work and managed to put together two both an ICD-9-CM and an ICD-10-CM lookup tool. Both are built on a Web 2.0 architecture, making what I consider to be good use of the auto-complete feature as well as the full-text, natural language MySQL search capabilities. The result is a diagnostic code engine that I think delivers accurate, fast and easy to read results.
The site includes an ICD-9 to ICD-10 crosswalk tool. This is going to be especially helpful during the transition from the ICD-9-CM to the ICD-10-CM coding system
I'd like to hear your thoughts, comments and suggestions, too. Feel free to post them on my contact page.
Finally, I sincerely hope this tool will be of help to health providers and coding specialists, especially during the upcoming transition time.
Medical Coding Preparatory
Proven, Cost Effective Certification
Prep Training and Continuing education
ICD-10 Procedure Coding System (PCS) and Clinical Modifications (CM) from CMS
International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) from CDC/NCHS
List of ICD-10 codes from Wikipedia
TheICD-10 Final Rule (pdf file).
ICD-10 MS-DRG Conversion Project