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Re: st: working with CPT codes and converting to icd9 codes in stata


From   Adam Olszewski <adam.olszewski@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: working with CPT codes and converting to icd9 codes in stata
Date   Wed, 28 Nov 2012 19:12:16 -0500

CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) and ICD9 (International
Classification of Diseases) are different coding systems, for
different purposes. Is your intention to convert some CPT procedure
codes into some kind of ICD-9-CM procedural equivalent? Such
conversion maps are proprietary and expensive (not to mention: highly
depending on the setting and goals of the analysis) and would not be a
standard part of a broad-use statistical software such as Stata. One
example is the Clinical Classifications Software for Services and
Procedures developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and
Quality.
If you want to construct such a dictionary for your specific purpose,
you may find the built-in ICD9 dictionary in Stata helpful (-help
icd9-).
Best,
Adam Olszewski

On Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 3:31 PM, Michael Stewart
<michaelstewartresearch@gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Statalist reader,
>
> I am working on claims data and have cpt codes .Is there a way to
> convert the cpt codes to icd-9 codes in stata ??
>
>
> --
> Thank you ,
> Yours Sincerely,
> Mike.
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