After posting Mordread's information, I receive a reply.
Here it is, unedited, in its entirety:
and you probably believe the US Govt isn't corropt
Anyhoo, here's more ammo for you:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ICDhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ICD-9_codes
* List of ICD-9 codes 001-139: Infectious and parasitic diseases
* List of ICD-9 codes 140-239: Neoplasms
* List of ICD-9 codes 240-279: Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases, and immunity disorders
* List of ICD-9 codes 280-289: Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs
* List of ICD-9 codes 290-319: Mental disorders
* List of ICD-9 codes 320-359: Diseases of the nervous system
* List of ICD-9 codes 360-389: Diseases of the sense organs
* List of ICD-9 codes 390-459: Diseases of the circulatory system
* List of ICD-9 codes 460-519: Diseases of the respiratory system
* List of ICD-9 codes 520-579: Diseases of the digestive system
* List of ICD-9 codes 580-629: Diseases of the genitourinary system
* List of ICD-9 codes 630-676: Complications of pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium
* List of ICD-9 codes 680-709: Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
* List of ICD-9 codes 710-739: Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
* List of ICD-9 codes 740-759: Congenital anomalies
* List of ICD-9 codes 760-779: Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period
* List of ICD-9 codes 780-799: Symptoms, signs, and ill-defined conditions
* List of ICD-9 codes 800-999: Injury and poisoning
* List of ICD-9 codes E and V codes: External causes of injury and supplemental classification
I don't know why I didn't think of this earlier, seeing as how I'm in the healthcare industry. These codes are published by the World Health Organization and are used by medical/pharmacy providers to indicate a patient's diagnosis for medical billing. The list above contains 19 main categories, and each contains several sub-categories.
For the most part, Sub-categories are indicated by a main code, while specific diseases or conditions are indicated by decimals.
For example, the sub-category for coagulation defects is indicated by 286, however, specific diagnoses are as follows:
286.0 - Congenital Factor VIII Disorder (Hemophilia A)
286.1 - Congenital Factor IX Disorder (Hemophilia B)
286.2 - Congenital Factor XI Disorder (Hemophilia C)
286.3 - Congenital deficiency of other clotting factors
286.4 - Von willebrand's disease
and so on...
, and other companies, publish reference books annually to update providers on any changes to codes.
You could also possibly reference HCPCS/CPT
codes as well, however, these are used to describe procedures or services provided by a medical practitioner, hospital, or pharmacy.