Does it matter where the ICD codes originate?

It is important to recognize that ICD diagnosis codes and AIS severity codes were developed for two very different purposes.  ICD diagnosis codes were developed to classify and code diagnoses and symptoms. AIS is a scoring system used to identify the severity of a single injury based on anatomical derangement.   AIS codes are generally much more

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Does the map include both ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes?

Yes, the map includes translation for both ICD-9 (800 – 959.9) and ICD-10 (S00-T88.9) codes to AIS severity using AIS08.  The map focuses only on ICD traumatic injury codes and includes the clinical modifications while also providing a translation for 3 and 4-digit codes.

Should I update from AIS 2008 to AIS 2015?

User community feedback drove a significant number of the changes seen in AIS 2015.  The AIS dictionary has changed from landscape to portrait format and the amount of information for each line of AIS code was reduced to improve the ease of use for the coder.  Many areas that were reported to be confusing or

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Where can I buy AIS products?

AAAM has developed the AIS printed and electronic manuals, which have been designed for coders and are available separately. These can be purchased via the AAAM online store.

When should I use the ICDMap?

AIS derived scores are generated through automated translation of the ICD diagnoses using a computer software package that links to the ICDMap tables.  Though an ICDMAP conversion program is not a perfect tool for providing precise information on injury severity, it allows scoring of injury when the number of cases makes it impractical to code

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Can the mapping data tables be non-proprietary?

The mapping data tables cannot be non-proprietary because the AIS content is protected by copyright and is available only through licensing from the AAAM. Since the maintenance and updating of the AIS is accomplished through the AAAM, which is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, the map is available for a nominal fee. Additionally, any organization that

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