KMA and the Kentucky Foundation for Medical Care launched “Commit to Quit” a statewide smoking cessation program that helps smokers in Kentucky stop smoking with guidance from their physician.
Previously, ICD-9 offered only two tobacco-use diagnosis codes. With the implementation of ICD-10, nicotine dependence (Category F17) has 20 codes that are broken up to identify the specific tobacco product used – unspecified, cigarettes, chewing tobacco and other tobacco products. This KMA Resource Guide provides additional detail on important changes related to coding tobacco use, abuse and dependence.
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