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ICD-10: What Control is not

Inside Angle blogger Rhonda Butler talks about new boundaries in the classification for Control in ICD-10, including why the definition was revised, and what is not included in the root operation Control.

Warning: This blog may be pretty heavy going for non-coders. Possible side effects include, but are not limited to, uncontrolled eye-rolling, heavy-sigh-induced hypoxemia, facial tics and persistent vegetative state. If symptoms persist for seven days, don’t say we didn’t warn you.

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