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.

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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Licensing ICDMap for commercial use

AAAM is able to issue commercial licenses to companies wishing to incorporate and distribute the ICDMap in their software products for sale to customers in certain countries. The license is non-exclusive, non-transferable and time limited. The license authorizes the use of the ICDMap in a product that will be distributed to customers in specific countries.

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Licensing ICDMap classifications for internal use within your organization

AAAM is able to issue internal licenses to organizations wishing to incorporate ICDMap into their internal information systems for use by employees for use for administrative purposes e.g. health records management. Companies wishing to obtain an internal license are asked to provide the following information and send this to info@aaam.org Name and address of organization.

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