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Intro to medicalcodi

Key terms

Parasite Lives on or in another organism taking their nourishment
Pathogen infectious organisms,causes diseases,invades the body
Etiology the cause if disease
Truncated code a code that doesnt contain all necessary digits
Bacteria single celled organisms that are named according to their shape and arrangement
Morphology the study of the behavior of organisms or neoplasms
Erythocytes Red Blood Cells
Leukocutes white blood cells
Thrombocytes platelets
Coagulation blood clotting
Plasma the liquid portion of blood
Delirium a confused disoriented state with the inability to think clearly
Delusions a false perception that is maintained by a person despite proof that it is contrary to reality
Myocardial Inarction (MI) Heart Attack
Occlusion Blockage
Stenosis Hardening of arteries
Duodenum 1st part of small intestine
Ileum last part of intestine
Jejunum The middle part of the small intestine
Cecum the beginning of the large intestine
Hepatic Liver
End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) The late stages of chronic renal failure
Antiepartum The time before childbirth
Postpartum begins immediately after delivery lasting 6 weeks
Fetus (Baby) From 9th week till birth
Embryo (Egg) the developing child thru 8th week of pregnancy
Para More than 20 weeks pregnant
Gravida Pregnancies delivered
Arthritis inflammation of a joint
Anterior Front or forward of body
Lateral away from midline or toward the side
Posterior back or behind body
Medial toward the midline
Sprain an injury to a joint, specifically the ligament
Strain injury to the muscle or tendon
Debridement the cleaning out of a wound
Reduction correcting or moving back into place
Manipulation Movement in a skillful manor
Stent a small device used to support a vessel but still allow blood to flow thru
Bypass to go around a structure
Calculus (Calcium) kidney stones
DNC(Dilation and Curettage) procedure which the cervix is dilated or opened up and uterus is scrapped clean
CT (Cat scan) a collection of xray images from various angles following an injection of a contrast medium
MRI (scan) Magnetic resonance imaging, medicaal imaging using radio frequency signals as its source of energy
EKG electrical record of the heart activity
EEG electrical record of brain activity
Anatomical site the body system involved
Adverse effect the appearance of a pathological condition caused by ingestion or exposure to a chemical substance properly administered or taken
benign not cancerous
Carcinoma malignant tumor that is localized (Has not spread)
Coding conventions are rules that apply to the assignment of ICD-9-CM codes
Comorbility a concurrent that exists with the first listed diagnosis (Outpatient care)
Complication a condition that develops after outpatient care has been provided
Congenital anomaly disorders that are diagnosed in infants at birth
Contiguous sites occur when the origin of the tumor (primary site) involves 2 adjacent sites
E-Code Describe external causes of injury
Main Term (conditions) are printed in bold face type and are folloed by the code number
NEC Not Elsewhere Classified
Subterm (or essential modifiers) qualify the main term by listing alternate sites
Late Effect a residual effect or sequela of a previous acute illness, injury, or surgery. The underlying condition no longer exists
Malignant Cancerous
Metastasize the spread of cancer
Morbidity (disease) data from inpatient and outpatient records
Neoplasm new growths, or tumors, in which cell reproduction is out of control
Outpatient length of stay must be 23 hours, 59 mins, & 59 seconds
Poisoning occurs as the result of an overdose, wrong substance administered or taken, or intoxication
Primary Malignancy The original tumor site. All malignant tumors are considered primary unless otherwise documented as metastatic or secondary
Primary Diagnosis The condition determined after study which resulted in the patients admission to the hospital
Secondary Diagnosis include comorbidities and complications
Secondary Malignancy The tumor has matastasized (SPREAD) to a secondary site, or to a remote region of the body
Sequel Pathological condition resulting from a disease, injury, or other trauma
Coding conventions rules that apply to the assignment if ICD-9-CM codes
Categories are printed in bold upper and lower case type and are preceded by a 3 digit code
Excludes any excludes statement printed below a major topic heading applied only to the code numbers in parentheses after the major topic heading. NOT ENTIRE CHAPTER
NOS Not otherwise specified
Subcategory 4 digit subcategory's are indented and printed in the same fashion as the major category headings
Sub-classification Require the assignment of a 5th digit
V-Code assigned for patient encounters when a circumstance other than a disease or injury is present
Ch 1 Infectious
Ch 2 Neoplasms
Ch 3 Endoctrine
Ch 4 Blood
Ch 5 Mental
Ch 6 Nervous
ch 7 Circulatory
ch 8 Respiratory
ch 9 Digestive
ch 10 Genitourinary
ch 11 Pregnancy
ch 12 Skin
ch 13 Musculoskeletal
ch 14 Congenital anomalities
ch 15 Perinatal
ch 16 Symptoms
ch 17 Injury
Supplemental classification V-codes, E-codes
4 Appendices A-Neoplasm, C-Drugs, D-Industrial, E-Three Digit
comorbility Secondary condition or concurrent condition that coexist with the primary condition
V-Codes Subclassification of ICD-9-CM codes that are assigned to patient encounters when a circumstance other than a disease or injury is present
Mortality pertaining to death/ rate or frequncey of death
Neoplasm new growth, or tumor in which cell reproduction is out of control
Metastasize the spread of cancer from primary to secondary sites
benign non cancerous
complication condition that develops subsequent to inpatient admission
Morbidity Pertaining to illness or disease/ the rate or frequency of disease
Malignant cancerous
Main Terms are (conditions) that are printed in boldface type and are followed by the code number
Congenital A disorder diagnosis in infants at birth
WHO World Health Organization
E-Codes describe external causes of injury,or poisoning or other adverse reactions affecting patient health
Created by: kbryan5270