Successfully changing an ICD-9 diagnosis code: the ABA experience for Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis.

In mid-2006, the American Burn Association (ABA) began an initiative to revise ICD-9 subcategory code 695.1 (erythema multiforme [EM]) as the key first step toward two main goals: 1) to improve burn center reimbursement for toxic epidermal necrolysis syndrome (TENS) and Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) by the development of a new diagnosis codes for better… CONTINUE READING