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Usage: ICD-9 coding is a statistical classification system that arranges diseases and injuries into code categories according to established criteria. For example, an injury such as a broken arm could be classified and coded as follows: fractured radius, 813.81 Using the broken arm example; the left, right, or bilateral (both) arms would be identified. In addition, an injury site may also be listed if necessary. Site locations apply to injuries to the fingers, teeth, and toes.
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